"Even for me as a student from abroad, it was very easy to get involved in the small university community. Studying Spanish is very versatile, as you get a glimpse into Spanish and Latin-American literature, history and film. The quality of teaching is guaranteed by teachers, who are motivated, helpful and open for new projects. Furthermore, the compulsory semester abroad offers a great opportunity to deepen one’s knowledge about the Spanish language and culture". Nadine Linden, graduate student, 2013.
"The tutors in the Spanish Department are very helpful and very accurate" (National Student Survey 2013)
Why study Spanish at Stirling?
Combining the studies of language and culture, the course encourages students to develop a critical awareness of the Spanish and Latin American worlds, while acquiring the ability to transmit their knowledge to other fields of study and practical work. For instance by combining languages and education, students will be equipped for a secondary school education career on completion of their studies. The combination os of subjects available, for instance with French, allow students to take up a wide variety of careers in publishing, journalism, television, advertising, translation and law, administration and management.
The very strong connection between our lectures' individual research interests and the diversity of disciplines makes this degree course a unique experience, offering language with stimulating combinations of film and media, literature, history, social sciences and anthropology.
Our courses provide in-depth study of the language and the vibrant modern cultures of Spain and Latin America, both for beginners and for those with a prior background in Spanish. We produce graduates with a high level of competence in spoken and written Spanish. Undergraduate modules focus on 20th and 21st century Spain and Latin America, in areas such as Spanish and Latin American cinemas, literature and the visual arts (including painting and photography).
In addition, we also offer the possibility to take modules in Global Cinema, which can be taken by any student as stand-alone modules or as a sequence to form a second subject.
For more detailed information, (including entrance requirements and course content), please visit the Spanish and Latin American Studies section of the website.