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Graduate Diploma in Arts (Spanish)

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Spanish for your Graduate Diploma in Arts at Massey

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Spanish) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in Spanish.

Learn a globally relevant language

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and continues to grow as a popular second language. Spanish is spoken not only in Spain, but also in more than 20 countries in Latin America, parts of Africa, and in many regions of the United States.

Alongside the language is a vibrant and captivating cultural heritage. New Zealanders are beginning to discover and appreciate this more fully through our growing relationships with Latin American countries.

Highly interactive language learning

You will learn from supportive, passionate academics who produce digital study materials complete with exercises, audio, videos and presentations. Your lecturers deliver live online tutorials/lectures at various times to fit with your busy schedule. They ensure that you don’t have to learn on your own and that everyone can practise speaking Spanish in a shared environment.

Combines culture and language to enhance your learning experience

Language doesn’t exist in isolation. It becomes more powerful when it is learnt in a cultural context. You’ll use videos, music and literature to examine social, historical and political developments. Through exploring this context, you’ll also explore your own culture and identity.

Further study

Once you have completed your Graduate Diploma in Arts (Spanish) you can then go on to postgraduate studies in Spanish if you wish.

A Graduate Diploma in Arts in Spanish is a good fit if you:

want to learn a new language

like exploring different cultures

want skills that can take you all over the world.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Spanish) you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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