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More than half a billion people around the world speak Spanish as their first or second language. It is an official language in 21 countries across Latin America and Europe. After English, Spanish is the second most widely taught foreign language in the world. During your studies, you will develop your oral proficiency and learn the differences in pronunciation between European and Spanish-American varieties of Spanish. You can also take our study-abroad course Spanish I in Spain. Much time will be devoted to written proficiency, and you will gain extensive knowledge of Spanish grammar. You will also learn about the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries from a comparative perspective, as well as how the culture is reflected in the language. Throughout the training, you will read Spanish literature and learn about the history and social development of the Spanish-speaking countries. You will be introduced to linguistic and literary theories and methods in order to prepare you to write your thesis in Spanish.

Entry requirements 

General and specific entry requirements.
Specific entry requirement: Spanish 3

Labour market

Knowledge of Spanish is in demand in the labour market, as contacts with Spain and Spanish America are valuable and increasingly intensified. An increasing interest in Spanish language skills can be seen in trade and industry. People with language skills are needed in international organisations and tourism. An increasing demand for Spanish can also be seen in the cultural sector, as well as in media and journalism. The demand for Spanish teachers in schools is far from covered and is expected to increase further in the coming years.


In order to receive a Degree of Bachelor with Spanish as your main field of study, you can either take individual courses in Spanish worth at least 120 higher education credits, together with courses in other subjects worth 60 credits, or choose one of the following programmes: