Degree in Spanish Language and Literature

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2019-20
  • 1st registration : 11,59¤
  • 2nd registration : 25,77¤
  • 3rd registration : 55,79¤
  • 4th registration : 77,30¤


General Skills

  • Interpersonal
    1. The ability to maintain interpersonal communication with specialists in the area, as well as non-experts.

    2. The ability to learn from the work of others.

    3. The ability to maintain a professional ethical attitude and commitment within the framework of social responsibility and respect.

  • Academic
    1. Analysis and synthesis.

    2. The ability to locate, use and summarise information.

    3. The ability to self-manage study time.

    4. The ability to apply knowledge in practice.

    5. The ability to be original in developing and applying ideas based on acquired knowledge.

    6. The ability to expand and update knowledge independently.

    7. The ability to generate new ideas and be creative.

  • Professional
    1. The ability to transmit knowledge, clearly communicate conclusions, both orally and in writing, to all types of audiences at different levels of specialisation.

    2. The ability to identify problems and research topic, and assess their importance for the field of study.

    3. The ability to adapt to different professional contexts.

Specific Skills

  • Interpersonal
    1. The ability to acquire strategies for collaborative work developing attitudes that respect multiple perspectives and contrasting opinions.

    2. The ability to appreciate, accept and integrate the linguistic and cultural diversity in the Hispanic world.

  • Academic
    1. Knowledge of the structure of Spanish language in different analytical areas: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics and discourse.

    2. Knowledge of the main phenomena of Spanish linguistic variation (social, geographic and historical variants).

    3. Knowledge of the history and development of the Spanish language and identification of the main periods in its evolutions and the fundamental linguistic features of each of these periods.

    4. Knowledge of Spanish literature.

    5. Knowledge of the internal and external historical evolution of Spanish and Latin American literature, as well as the acquisition of skills to analyse it and comment on it from an historical and comparative perspective.

    6. Knowledge of textual criticism and editing texts in Spanish.

    7. Knowledge and proper use of the specific inherent terminology for literary and linguistic studies.

    8. Knowledge and comprehension of different currents of thought in linguistics, and in literary theory and criticism.

    9. Knowledge of the different methods and techniques for analysing linguistic and literary texts, and their application in the Hispanic context.

    10. Knowledge of Latin and the main aspects to its evolution for Romance languages.

    11. Fundamental knowledge of English in academic contexts.

    12. Knowledge of the grammar and communication skills in other languages studied.

    13. Knowledge of the literary currents in other languages studied.

    14. Knowledge of the cultural and artistic context linked to the linguistic and literary study of Spanish.

  • Professional
    1. The ability to suitably produce different types of texts.

    2. The ability to analyse and critically assess different types of texts and discourses by using the appropriate analytical techniques.

    3. The ability to critically evaluate the style of a text and to formulate alternative proposals.

    4. The ability to locate, use and critically assess bibliography related to Spanish language and literature, and to frame it within a theoretical perspective.

    5. The ability to use and benefit from databases, computer resources and online sources to study Spanish language and literature.

    6. The ability to identify problems linked to the knowledge acquired and possible areas of study for Spanish language and literature.

    7. The ability to undertake advisory, proofing and linguistic planning duties with regard to Spanish language use.

    8. The ability to design, organise and assess teaching and learning contexts in Spanish as a foreign language, bearing in mind the linguistic and cultural diversity that characterises the Hispanic world.