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Arts - Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
In the Department of SPLAS you can study Arts - Spanish at University College Cork and the languages and culture of Spain, Portugal and Latin America through literature, art, theatre, film, music, history, media and many others.
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You do not need to have studied Spanish at  before coming to us. About half of our students of this Arts - Spanish programme at University College Cork are beginners when they start their studies.

If you are studying Spanish as part of the BA (International) or BA (World Languages) you can spend Year 3 in Spain or Mexico.

Key aspects of the course:

  • Spanish language at all levels
  • Spanish as a global language
  • contemporary Spanish narrative
  • aspects of contemporary Iberian and Latin American culture and society
  • pedagogy and teaching of Spanish
  • the work of Cervantes and Golden Age writers
  • Latino writers in the US from Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba
  • Spanish and Latin American theatre and film, among others

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America
  • Linguistic Aspects of Spanish
  • Golden Age Art and Literature
  • Contemporary Hispanic Theatre
  • 19th-century Spanish Literature
  • Iberian Identities
  • Understanding Latin America
  • US Latino writers

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Students wishing to take Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language or Irish, Latin or Greek. 
  • Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in Spanish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). For Arts Entry requirements, refer to CK101, CK108 and CK110. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2685 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2685 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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