What will I learn?

Increase your knowledge of one of the most widely spoken global languages as you discover the language, culture, politics and society of contemporary Spain and Latin America.

Course overview

During this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your language skills to a very high level, and study a range of cultural and historical contexts. You will also have the chance to undertake placements in Spain and/or Latin America, to gain invaluable employment skills and knowledge of current affairs.

Why study this course with us?

At Chester you have an opportunity to undertake a 5 to 8 week placement in Spain or Costa Rica at the end of Year 2 (Level 5). You will also have the opportunity to complete an academic year in Spain or Latin America. This allows you to split your experience abroad between two countries and to spend time in both Spain and another Spanish speaking country.

Teaching methods

You will be taught in a dynamic Department that includes three digital language laboratories, study rooms, and a dedicated resources room.


All four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – will be assessed, as well as your ability to research and analyse. You will be assessed via a variety of formats: essays, role plays, presentations, summaries, debates, portfolios, discussion papers, translations, projects, dissertation and exams.

Job prospects

A degree in Spanish develops an impressive range of skills including strong communication and presentation skills, the ability to work autonomously and in groups, analytical and critical discernment and the resilience and confidence developed during placements abroad. Graduates often pursue further study or careers in translation, teaching, business, hospitality, the public sector and governmental or international organisations.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Which department am I in?

Modern Languages

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,750.00 (US$ 17,281) per year
The tuition fees for international students studying undergraduate programmes in the 2021/22 academic year are £12,750. This fee is set for each year of study. There may be slight increase in the year 2022/23 entry.

This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022



Parkgate Road,



CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To include A-level Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Social Science, World Development, Applied Science

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Chester

The University of Chester is home to students from 130 countries and is the #2 University in the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020).

  • Ranked #2 the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020)
  • 200+ courses available with a focus on practical learning
  • Diverse international student body
  • Guaranteed accommodation for international students

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