Spanish MA (Honours) 2022 entry
As an MA (Hons) student of Spanish, you will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. You will be able to choose from a broad range of course options that reflect and explore the rich cultural heritage of Spain and Latin America, including: literature from the Golden Age to the present day, history, film and translation.
Spanish at St Andrews caters both for students who are beginners and for those who have already studied Spanish as a main subject at school.
During your third year, you have the opportunity to apply to study abroad in Spain at one of the University’s partner institutions, or in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The MA (Hons) in Spanish is also available as a five-year course with an integrated year abroad. The integrated year abroad is an opportunity for students to spend a year working in a Spanish-speaking country between second year and third year. Find out more about integrated year abroad options.
The School of Modern Languages has a long-standing reputation for innovative research in an exceptionally broad variety of interests including world literature, linguistics, cinema, history, gender and identity studies.
Spanish at St Andrews was ranked first in Scotland by the Complete University Guide 2022, and the School of Modern Languages as a whole was ranked first in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2022.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2021. More than 93% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
In the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School of Modern Languages was ranked first in Scotland on the quality of publications, with over 70% of research work rated as world-leading and internationally excellent.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Spanish as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects.
Modern language degrees
You can also take Spanish as part of a Modern Languages joint Honours degree with two modern languages and one additional subject.
You can take Spanish as part of a "with" Honours degree in which the majority of the course deals with the first-named subject.
“Becoming fluent in Spanish has always been a dream of mine – my family speaks Spanish, and I am now able to hold a conversation! St Andrews offered a pathway not only towards speaking the language, but also an introduction to a whole world of literature previously inaccessible to me. It has been challenging but my lectures and tutors are wonderfully supportive and make it well worth it!”
Caelan (Texas, USA)