Spanish is available on two single honours BA programmes (BA Modern Languages and BA Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting) and a range of joint honours combinations, either at post-A level or from Beginners. Spanish is taught by six permanent members of staff, five of whom are native speakers, from Columbia, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. They are: Dr Lloyd Davies, Dr Maria Fernandez-Parra, Dr Fede Lopez-Terra, Ms Tanya May, and Dr Rocio Perez-Tattam, and Dr Patricia Rodriguez-Martinez. They are specialists in both Iberian and Latin American Studies.
In BA Modern Languages you can study Spanish by itself (what used to be called single honours Spanish) or in combination with French, German, Italian, or Mandarin. You choose from options including ‘The Evolution of the Spanish Language’, ‘Barcelona / Buenes Aires’, and ‘Hispanic Identities’, as well as Interpreting, Translation Workshop and, in your final year, a dissertation. We have partnerships with the following Spanish universities where you can spend your year abroad: Alcalá de Henares, Bilbao, Cáceres, Madrid, and Seville. You can also work as a British Council Language Assistant or take a work placement. BA Modern Languages has a broad-based curriculum with three ‘pathways’, in Culture, Education and Translation.
In BA Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting you take Spanish alongside another language and specialist modules such as Computer-Assisted Translation Tools and Concepts in Translation. You are obliged to split your year abroad, practising Translation and Interpreting in two languages at two institutions from our list of prestigious partners. For Spanish you choose between Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, and Valladolid.
All students of Spanish can take part in the weekly Café Guay and join the University Spanish Society.
You can specialise in Spanish on the MA degrees in Translation and Interpreting and Professional Translation, which also have options of internships and study abroad. We currently have three students enrolled on research degrees working on Spanish topics and based in the Centre for the Study of Portugal, Spain, and the Americas (CEPSAM).