This degree gives you the chance to explore the rich linguistic, social and cultural diversity of the Hispanic world, from the Iberian Peninsula to Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean.
You will achieve a high level of spoken and written Spanish, and develop a strong level of Portuguese from beginner’s level.
You spend a year abroad, immersed in the culture and societies of the countries that fascinate you.
A broad choice of research-informed modules on the vibrant cultures and histories of Spain and Latin America complement your language learning.
Newcastle University is ranked as a top 5 UK university for teaching of Iberian languages in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
We achieved an overall student satisfaction score of 92% in the National Student Survey 2013.
Modern Languages at Newcastle also ranks in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014.
All of our modern languages degrees include a compulsory year abroad.
Students studying a European language can:
Students of Chinese or Japanese spend the whole year studying at one of our partner institutions in China or Japan.
If you’re studying more than one language you usually divide the year between the two countries relating to your chosen languages, although it may be possible to spend the whole year in one country.
If you are studying three languages we encourage you to spend some time during the summer vacation in the country of your third language.
We offer lots of help to prepare you for your year abroad, including
Our team of Year Abroad Officers will keep in close touch with you while you are abroad, and you will communicate regularly with your personal tutor via the web-based e-portfolio.
You will join the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle. We have been teaching languages at Newcastle for over 100 years. This mark of quality and heritage is reflected in the reputation that the School holds.