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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Study Spanish as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore Latin American culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001) 

You'll learn Spanish to a high level of expertise to prepare you for your intercalating year abroad and for subsequent employment.

Language courses are taught in Spanish using a communicative approach, but you will also get a thorough, interactive grammar course in Stage 1 and 2, and learn liaison interpreting in your final year.

Combined Honours students are expected to spend one third of their time on Spanish language study.

As well as Spanish language modules, optional modules cover aspects of language, culture and society in modern and contemporary Spain and in Latin American countries.

You can also choose from a wide range of subjects including:

  • film
  • history
  • society
  • linguistics and language acquisition
  • modern literature
  • popular culture

All Combined Honours students studying a language, go abroad for an intercalating year between Stages 2 and 3. You'll be based in a Spanish-speaking country, to develop your language knowledge and expertise.

When you return in Stage 3 you continue to study Spanish and optional non-language modules taught in Spanish.

You can also choose to write a dissertation on an approved topic focusing on Spain or Latin America or the use of Spanish in the contemporary world.

This is offered by the School of Modern Languages


You can study Spanish either from scratch, post-GCSE or post-A level (or equivalent) standards.

maximum of two language subjects can be taken together in Combined Honours - and only one of these can be at beginners’ level.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject adviser

Patricia Oliart, School of Modern Languages

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479