Official Master's Degree in Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature and Spanish as a Foreign Language


This master's degree has been awarded the new distinction as an International Master's Programme (IMP) by the Government of Catalonia.

The Official Master's Degree in Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature and Spanish as a Foreign Language presents a wide-reaching view of the latest areas of study within these fields. It offers a specialisation in Spanish language and literature that employs the currently most important methodologies and technological tools, such as the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language or the use of ICT in the study of Spanish.

The Official Master's Degree in Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature and Spanish as a Foreign Language contents allow advanced studies in the Spanish language, with regard to both the linguistic system and the parameters of linguistic variation. It also offers a theoretical and practical analysis of Spanish and Hispano-American literary texts and traces the evolution of literary genres. It presents the classical work methodologies in literature (text commentary, criticism and literary history) and also the most recent ones (reception theory, intertextuality or sociology of literature).

Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for academic year 2017-18, for graduates enrolling in master's degrees.

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Career options

You will be able to develop as a professional in any of the Spanish-speaking countries, a market which has experienced  growth in demand in the past years.

Career options are numerous. Some of the most common are:

  • Teaching Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Cultural management.
  • Publishing tasks: proofreading, editing, producing and creating designs and layouts.
  • Compilation of dictionaries, educational manuals and other teaching tools.
  • Writing newspaper articles or advertisement texts.
  • Literary or business translations and interpreting.
  • Literary criticism.
  • Management of writing workshops.

Once you have finished the Master's degree you will also be perfectly trained to carry out research in preparation for your doctoral thesis.

Teaching timetable

Onsite classes for UAB official master’s degrees usually take place in the afternoons, from 15.00 onwards, Monday to Friday. Depending on the semester, there may be classes every day or only some days of the week. As far as possible they are scheduled on two or three days a week

Foreign and exchange students

Official UAB

50 places
Classroom-based learning
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 12/01/2018
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Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2017/18 Academic year.
€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Course begins on 17/09/2018
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Language:Spanish (100%)

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