The main aim of the Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language is to train students to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages. It provides students with the theory and practical tools they need to teach Spanish as a foreign language at home or abroad. The programme guarantees that students will have a thorough knowledge of Spanish and will be familiar with the most suitable techniques and methods for satisfactory teaching.

The subjects are taught entirely in Spanish, as is the training programme, but this may not be the case of the optional subjects.

In addition to the professional track, the course also offers a research track for those who are interested in pursuing any theoretical or practical aspects of foreign language teaching with a view to taking a doctorate.


The Master programme is aimed at future language teachers who wish to work in Spain and abroad.

The Master's degree is aimed at: Hispanic studies or Hispanic language and literature, other language degrees, a degree in primary-school teaching (with or without the speciality in foreign languages) or a degree in a related field (Translation, Foreign Language Teacher, etc).

However, it may also be admitted to other candidate profiles if a teaching vocation does exist.

Specific documentation required

As well as the compulsory general documentation required for pre-enrolment to the programme, if you are a foreign student, you must prove your proficiency in Spanish language, it is required a C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent qualification.

Optionally, you can also submit:

  • Proof of additional training: courses, seminars, etc.
  • Proof of professional experience in teaching foreign languages (Spanish).

Selection criteria

  1. Appropriateness of the admission qualification, up to 4 points. Qualifications will be graded according to the following scale:
    • A degree in the field of philology: up to 4 points
    • A degree in the field of arts and humanities: up to 3 points.
    • Other qualifications: up to 1 point.
  2. Evaluation of the student's academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree: up to 3 points.
  3. Additional training: other documented courses, seminars or activities related to the content of the master's degree: up to 1 point.
  4. Professional experience: experience in teaching foreign languages (Spanish) will be appraised: up to 3 points.

However, if all the places on offer are not taken and you meet the access and admission requirements, you may be admitted without your merits being taken into account.

Career opportunities

Graduates in the University Master's degree in Teaching languages: Spanish as a Foreign Language are capable of working in:

  • Teaching Spanish in language schools in Spain or abroad
  • Teaching Spanish in foreign universities
  • Teaching Spanish in civic centres
  • Posts as Spanish language assistants at foreign universities
  • Cultural mediation in official refugees centres and immigrant services
  • Tourism field
  • Translation field
  • Correction of media texts
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated April 10, 2019
This course is Campus based
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9 months
2,913 EUR
Full-time price. It includes registration of ECTS, compulsory insurance and administrative taxes.
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