Hispanic Studies at Swansea

Rated as excellent by several external assessment bodies for its teaching and research, Hispanic Studies at Swansea University is the largest subject area of its kind in Wales. The most recent Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise also rated us as ‘Excellent’ for our teaching, administration and pastoral care of our students. Look at our Spanish Brochure  or click here for information about our Undergraduate programmes / UCAS codes or Postgraduate degrees.

Spanish Modules

The undergraduate Spanish programme includes a mixture of language and culture modules.  To find out more about the current course content and structure, look at our Spanish course pages.

Year Abroad

There are three year abroad options: 1) study at one of our partner universities in Spain - Deusto (Bilbao), León, Zaragoza, Barcelona or Murcia; 2) teach as an English-language assistant in Spain or Latin America through the British Council assistantship programme or; 3) a work placement, subject to approval.

Company Partnerships

We work with employers to ensure that useful workplace skills are embedded in teaching and we encourage students in looking for work placements. 

Student Experience

There is a vibrant campus culture for Hispanic students including a thriving student society: spanish@swansea-union.co.uk and the regular Cafe Guay for Spanish conversation.

Learning Languages at Swansea

One Language

All our modern languages degrees combine both language and cultural learning in the first and second years before spending a year either studying or working abroad in the country of your chosen language.  In your final year you take both language and cultural studies modules.  All students benefit from our dedicated language labs with access to language channels and an extensive archive of foreign language films.  We are currently the only university to offer the chance to study several European languages through the medium of Welsh.   For more information on Single Honours degrees in Modern Languages and UCAS codes, visit our course pages.

Two Languages

There are a variety of two language degree options at Swansea university combining French, German, Spanish, Italian and Welsh.  For all the two language degrees you will take half your modules in one language and half in the other, covering both language skills and cultural learning.  In the third year you will study abroad in the country of one of your chosen languages, before returning for a final fourth year.  For more information on combinations and UCAS codes, visit our course pages.

Three Languages

At Swansea University we offer students a unique opportunity to study three languages and position yourself perfectly for the global employment market.  Majoring in two language subjects you can opt to select a third language through our Languages for All module programme which will either introduce you to, or help you improve a third language.  As with our other modern languages programmes you will spend the third year of your four year degree studying or working abroad in the country of one of your two major languages.  For more information on combinations and UCAS codes, visit our course pages pages.

Joint Degrees and Languages for All

Modern languages degrees at Swansea University can be studied in combination with a wide range of other subjects in the College of Arts & Humanities, or with geography, economics or law.  It is also possible to study some of our languages as a Single Honours degree with business as a minor element.  For more information on combinations and UCAS codes, visit our course pages.  

Languages for All (LFA) is an introductory programme which gives students on any degree programmes (not just languages) the opportunity to gain basic language skills while earning credits for their degree programme.  Introduction modules are current available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Welsh.  The French and Spanish modules are also available through the medium of Welsh.

A student's view of the year abroad