Undergraduate Degree in Modern Languages and Literature

Our Degree in Modern Languages and Literature offers a flexible and dynamic curriculum, which allows our students to combine the study of a wide selection of modern languages with their respective cultures. The degree is based on a general humanistic approach and will be configured according to the two languages chosen by the student; a main language, and a second language. A strong emphasis is placed on reaching a proficiency level in these languages. 

Given the fact that the UGR receives more incoming international students than any other European university, it is the ideal location for language learning. The city’s diversity and vibrant atmosphere encourage the interaction between different cultures, providing you with the opportunity to practise your communication skills. 

As a student on our degree, you will be able to choose from the following modules, according to your main language, or major: Russian, Hebrew, Chinese or Italian. As your second language, or minor, you will be able to choose from these four major languages and Portuguese, French, English, Arabic, Czech and Polish.

Apart from these modern languages, you will study subjects in advanced Spanish usage and linguistics, in the literature and culture associated with all of the languages your are studying, and in a classical language, such as Latin, Old Slavic, Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Greek and Classical Arabic.

In this way, our graduates acquire exceptional written and oral expression in Spanish, an excellent command in their major language and an advanced level in their minor language, as well as becoming familiar with the culture and literature of these three languages. They also develop excellent analytical, reasoning and communicational skills.

Mastering a second language has become an increasingly important attribute in today’s society, as a factor that enables cultural, economic, political, technical and scientific cooperation between countries. In fact, the European Commission insists on the importance of citizens developing their linguistic competences sufficiently in order to strengthen their country’s ties with other cultures.

Studying modern languages at the UGR opens up a myriad of options in terms of career opportunities, such as in education, research, translation, linguistic planning, intercultural mediation, publishing, media, communication technologies, public administration (national and international), creative writing, literary and artistic criticism, cultural and artistic heritage management, information retrieval and documentation, tourism or human resources management.

This degree has evolved in response to the demands of the current labour market, and with the UGR’s long-standing tradition in humanities and experienced teaching staff, quality education is guaranteed.

ECTS Credits 240
Duration 4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)
Start Date Autumn
Language Spanish
Tuition Fees €757 (approximately)
Application Period June – September (approximately)
Offered by  Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
How to apply Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section