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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Spanish

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On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

University of Canterbury

Summary

The Bachelor of Arts is a highly flexible degree that allows a wide range of choices from major and minor subjects or specialisation pathways, as well as courses from other degrees.

Spanish: Studying Spanish will give you an insight into this mix of old and new traditions which form the tapestry of Hispanic culture.

Overview: Spanish is as universal as English with the largest concentration of speakers in Spain, Central and Latin America, and the USA. Learning Spanish will not only open you up to their beautiful cultures, but also to job opportunities in any part of the world.

What will my study involve:

Staff will work closely with you in your language and Hispanic culture classes. Option to do an exchange with a Spanish university where you can practise your language and culture skills by studying abroad. You can study Spanish within a range of different bachelor’s degrees, or you can also add a certificate or diploma in Spanish language alongside your other studies.

Career Opportunities:Through your studies you will learn skills in intercultural communication, as well as growing your understanding of the way global interactions shape society. Career pathways could include: interpreting and translation international law policy analysis journalism.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have completed New Zealand University Entrance through NCEA; or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE); or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or any other equivalent overseas qualification.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not My Best scores.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade.
  • Language Cert: B2 Communicator (LRWS) overall with High Pass.

Applications after the deadline date (8 December) will be considered if places are available.

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