About Spanish and Mathematics, BA, BSc - at University of Exeter
Spanish is one of the world’s major languages, with 350 million native speakers in 21 Spanish-speaking countries. Spain has the fifth largest population in the European Union and also the fifth largest economy. Because of its importance commercially, and as the language of cultures on both sides of the Atlantic which few can rival, Spanish is one of the most valuable and exciting languages you can learn. It can be picked up relatively easily from scratch, particularly if you have already studied French.
All our degrees involving Spanish combine core training in the written and spoken language with the critical study of aspects of Hispanic culture through an extensive range optional modules. We place strong emphasis on the practical use of the Spanish language and you’ll be able to develop fluency in the understanding and use of Spanish in a wide range of contexts.
During your studies you’ll come to understand the historical development of Spain and the Hispanic world and be introduced to some of the finest and most famous works of art and literature, including the visual arts, painting and cinema. You’ll learn about the disciplines of linguistics, history and literary criticism, while gaining an insight into the life of Spain and Latin America that will be of value in itself.
If you choose to spend your year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, we have well-established exchanges with Spanish and Mexican universities or you can apply for a teaching placement in Spain or Latin America. Other students secure work placements: if these are in Spain they can be supported by Erasmus funding.