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About Spanish Studies

Single Honours Spanish New for September 2017

Immerse yourself in the diversity and vibrancy of the Spanish-speaking world by taking modules in language, culture, history and society that reflect the cultures of Spain and Latin America. You will have the opportunity to study with a dynamic team of staff who are internationally-recognised experts in their fields, and to gain a deep understanding of the Spanish-speaking world today.

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Studying Spanish at Reading

Spain and the countries of Latin America together form a key economic and political presence on the international scene and are equally recognised for their extraordinary cultural diversity and fascinating history. The University of Reading launched its BA (Joint Hons) in Spanish in September 2015. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength: it launched its beginners' Spanish entry level in September 2016, and will launch its intermediate Spanish entry level and its BA Single Hons in Spanish in September 2017 (see below for more details).

Find out about our degree combinations within Spanish on our Modern Languages Undergraduate Courses page.


Year 1: Icons of Spain and Latin America; Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Cultures; Spanish language at Beginners', Intermediate or Post-A level.

In Year 2: Culture and Revolution in Modern and Contemporary Latin America; Modern and Contemporary Spanish Narratives; Transatlantic Exchanges; Democracy, Development, and Diplomacy in Latin America; Spanish language at Intermediate or Advanced level.

Year 3: Study or work placements in Spain and/or Latin America (Salamanca, Valladolid, Alcal√° de Henares, Sevilla, Oviedo, Bilbao. Salamanca; Havana, Cuba, Cholula, Mexico and, in the future, Buenos Aires, Argentina). Students can also undertake work placements or work as English Language Assistants as part of the British Council ELA scheme.

University of Reading has the distinction of being the first university language programme in the UK ever to have included a year abroad in its languages degrees. We have firmly established arrangements for preparation prior to, and monitoring and support during, this key year. See the year abroad page for details.

Year 4: Testimonial Writing in Modern and Contemporary Latin America; Publishers and Writers in Contemporary Spain; Dictatorship, Memory and Resistance in the Southern Cone; Spanish language.

A Level Enhancement Activities in Schools and Colleges by Staff in Spanish

Staff in Spanish have been busy visiting schools and colleges to provide enhancement sessions for GCSE and A-level students of Spanish. Combining language skills and socio-cultural topics, these sessions are proving very popular with teachers and students alike. You can also visit our campus if preferred. Please contact Dr Marta Simó-Comas for further information.

Click below to see what students and staff at Shrewsbury School thought of their enhancement session in February 2015.


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