Study Spanish

Chocolate, salsa, tango, merengue, tequila, tacos, tomates! Well, that vocabulary goes to show you that you already know some Spanish. As you can see Spanish is not that difficult. In fact, if you can say cho-co-late you're already on your way — not only to learning Spanish, but also to enjoying it!

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world (after Chinese and before English). Native speakers of Spanish can be found across five continents and more than twenty countries. This diversity, both in human and geographical terms, offers Spanish graduates a wealth of opportunities for their professional future.

Undergraduate and postgraduate study

Study Spanish at any level, from elementary to advanced. Our first trimester beginners' unit, SPAN101 (followed in second trimester by SPAN102) assumes no prior knowledge of Spanish. More advanced units cover a variety of subjects, including 20th century Latin American Literature, Latin American music and history, and the role of the translator.

Study Spanish on campus in Armidale or fully online in your own home, or abroad.

Undergraduate courses

Spanish can be studied as a major in the following courses. You can also study Spanish as an elective in almost any bachelor course offered at UNE; from the links check the course rules to see how many electives you are permitted to include.

Optional in-country language study — if you enrol in the Spanish major in the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies), or the Bachelor
of International Studies.

Compulsory in-country language study — if you enrol in the Bachelor of Languages, the Bachelor of Languages and International Business, or the Bachelor of International and Language Studies.

Find out more about overseas language study

Bachelor degrees

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of International Studies

Bachelor of International and Language Studies

Bachelor of Languages

Bachelor of Languages and International Business

For bachelor honours see postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate Diplomas

Study Spanish as part of the following diplomas:

Honours and postgraduate courses

Spanish can also be studied at postgraduate level in coursework or research programs.

Bachelor honours

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Find out more about Honours

Postgraduate research

Master of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

Find out more about Higher Degree Research

Our staff

To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit our staff page.

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Our courses in Spanish offer:

  • small classes, personal attention
  • challenging and fun learning activities
  • units of study that cater to both beginners and advanced students of Spanish
  • step by step, structured units
  • all units available online
  • experienced and supportive staff.

Spanish is taught at UNE through Massey University in New Zealand. Massey University's forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make it New Zealand's defining university. Massey is internationally recognised for its excellence in teaching and research, and regarded as an innovative and progressive institution, with well-established expertise in online teaching. A strong international reputation for excellence and innovation means Massey University boasts high-level collaborations with tertiary institutions around the world.

In-country language study

UNE has exchange agreements with universities in Spain for in-country study which can be credited to your UNE degree.

Career options for Spanish graduates

Career directions for graduates with Spanish proficiency are constantly expanding and include:

  • Teaching: primary, secondary, tertiary
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • the Arts
  • Hospitality
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Customs
  • Immigration
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Defence
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign aid
  • NGOs
  • Trade
  • Banking
  • Research
  • Community services.

Partnerships and networks

The Spanish universities with which UNE has bilateral exchange agreements for in-country study are:

We also network with Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Further information

For more information about our courses and studying at UNE, please contact AskUNE.