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Bachelor of Arts (Spanish)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Spanish for your Bachelor of Arts at Massey

With more than 400 million speakers, Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It continues to grow as a popular second language. Spanish is spoken not only in Spain. It’s also spoken in more than 20 countries in Latin America, parts of Africa, and in many regions of the United States.

Relevant in Australasian contexts

The increasingly multicultural nature of society means it is important to learn about new languages and cultures, and how they interact with, and are affected by, your own. The BA (Spanish) produces its own digital study materials, relevant to Australasian students, so you will gain skills that are applicable to your own communities.

Massey is New Zealand’s only university to deliver language qualifications completely via distance. Massey’s BA Spanish is available by distance learning to Australian students.

Highly interactive with plenty of opportunities for language practice

Whether you study on campus or by distance, you will learn from supportive, passionate academics. Your lecturers deliver live online tutorials/lectures at various times - evenings, lunchtimes and weekends - to fit with your busy schedule. You don’t have to learn on your own. Everyone can practise speaking Spanish in a shared environment.

Combines culture and language to enhance your learning experience

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

A Bachelor of Arts in Spanish is a good fit if you:

want to learn a new language

have Spanish-related personal or professional interests

enjoy the cultures of Latin America and Spain.

Entry criteria

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

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Social Policy), outside of university admission regulations.

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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