Spanish Language and Latin-American Studies, Master's, 2 years

As a student on the Master’s programme in Spanish Language and Latin American Studies, you can immerse yourself in the Spanish language and in Latin American literature, and study the historical processes that have shaped today’s complex Latin America.
  • TuitionFor non eu/eea citizens
  • Years2 Years
  • Grade requirementsMinimum C
  • LanguageEnglish, Spanish
  • ECTS120
  • StartAutumn

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Welcome to the Master's Programme in Spanish Language and Latin-American Studies at the Faculty of Humanities. 

Starting time: Welcome meeting with your program.Programme for the welcome week: You can find the semester startup programme here. Get started as a student:  Everything you need to know for the semester startup and the programme for the welcome week can be found in "UiBtreet". At the end of July, you will receive an email with a link and information about how to log in. Do you have special needs? If you have a disability or have any special need you can contact us. Together we'll find the best solutions for you and what you need.Do you have any questions? You can contact our information center on 55 58 93 70 or send an e-mail to studieveileder@hf.uib.no

What do you learn? 

Norway has many interests in Latin America through investments, human rights work and work for democratisation processes. In the programme, we discuss important questions such as: 

  • How can historical processes explain today’s complex Latin America? 

  • In what way is the diversity of groups of people on the continent reflected in language, culture and society? 

  • What is the status of the Spanish language in the world today? 

You gain knowledge of the Spanish language and of Latin American literature and history. You will develop analytical and methodological skills in these three disciplines. 

In the programme, you first take a subject that gives you a theoretical and methodological basis to be able to conduct independent research within Latin American studies. 

The Master’s thesis is an independent research project on a topic of your choice within Spanish linguistics, Latin American literature or Latin American history. It is also possible to write a Master’s thesis on subject didactics. You write your Master’s thesis in Spanish, and it may be relevant to travel on fieldwork to collect data. 

Student life 

As a Master’s student at the Department of Foreign Languages, you will be welcomed into an international and vibrant environment. You can apply for your own space in the reading room together with the other Master’s students at the institute. Teaching takes place as lectures, seminars, group work and individual guidance. The Master’s students attend an all-day conference at the end of the second semester. After this, work on the Master’s thesis begins. 

As a student with us, you will have most of your teaching at Nygårdshøyden in the heart of Bergen city centre. You have access to the reading room, library, colloquium room, fitness centre, canteen, café and student bar on campus. At UiB you will also find many different student organisations. Being part of a student organisation is a valuable investment in your time as a student and it gives you many experiences and friends for life. 

What can you work as? 

With a Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Latin American studies, you can get a job in both the private and public sector. Our former students work with 

  • Sales, media and publishing 

  • Business in the private sector 

  • Public institutions 

  • Cultural life 

  • Translation 

  • Humanitarian organisations - both abroad and in Norway 

Admission requirements and application deadline 

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

You will also have to meet the programme specific entry requirements.

All applicants with citizenship from outside EU/EEA must pay tuition fees.

Study structure 

Semester 1: 

Semester 2: 

  • Project design for Latin American studies (10 ECTS) 

  • Specialisation in Latin American studies (20 ECTS) 

Semesters 3 and 4: 


You can choose to take the second semester as an exchange student at one of our partner universities in Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Spain or Chile. Many of the students put in a couple of months of fieldwork while working on their Master’s thesis. An exchange stay gives you valuable cultural experience, language training and experiences for life. 

Further study opportunities 

With a Master’s degree, you can continue with academic research by taking a doctoral degree (PhD) . After you have obtained a Master’s degree, you can apply for admission to Practical Pedagogical Education (PPU) . Spanish is a school subject and with this qualification you can work as a teacher at secondary school and high school levels.

Questions about the course? 

Telephone: 55 58 93 70 

E-mail: studieveileder.if@uib.no  

Study plan 

Read the study plan here