Approximately 406 million people speak Spanish, making it second only to Mandarin Chinese in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide. Deakin's Spanish studies will help you develop communication skills in this important language, as well as a thorough understanding of the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. In-country language programs are also available to students undertaking a major sequence in Spanish.
Through our exchange and in-country study programs, students get to travel and learn, as well as live abroad and acquire a taste for a new culture.
RAMON LOPEZ CASTELLANO
Teaching scholar, spanish
Learn the language faster
Get the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers. In-country language programs are available if you study Spanish as a major sequence.
Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career
Research with us
If you'd like to undertake postgraduate study in Spanish, or in a field related to Spanish culture, society or history, choose a higher degree by research at Deakin.
The popular culture of Spanish-speaking countries includes the arts, sports, film and television, and the media.
Studying Spanish can open doors to interests that aren't accessible without a knowledge of the language and culture, for example, in Spanish arts, sports, film, television or media. It can also be an important asset in many careers, with many of our graduates finding employment in:
- the education sector
- federal defence agencies
- government departments
- immigration departments
- intelligence agencies
- management consultancies
- multicultural associations
- multinational corporations
- non-government agencies
- translation services.
Flexible study, no matter your course
In addition to our language Diplomas, languages can be studied as a major or minor sequence within the Bachelor of Arts and as a major within the Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar). On top of this, a language may be able to be studied across many of Deakin’s other courses.
Browse other disciplines within humanities, social sciences and languages
Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.
Find a deeper meaning to life by studying the dimensions of human existence and the wider environment. Apply for an anthropology course at Deakin today.
Apply to study an Arabic course and learn how to refine your communication skills and expand your language fluency. View the full course overview.
Pursue your own interests by undertaking one of the specialisations offered in an arts course. Find your preferred study area and apply today.
With a broad range of topics including culture, politics and society, Deakin's Australian studies course provides a wealth of learnings. Find out more.
Expand your career opportunities and general cultural knowledge by studying a Chinese course. Apply at Deakin today to obtain a recognised degree.
Analyse and examine areas of security, surveillance, terrorism, crime and criminal justice when you apply to study a criminology course. Find out more.
Study a broad range of historical topics including landscapes and culture when you apply for a cultural heritage and museum studies course. Apply today.
Explore the forces and events that contributed to shaping today's modern world by applying to study a history course. Learn more about the pathways available.
Human rights and international law combines the principles of public international law with an understanding of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. If you have a strong sense of global social justice, this course could be for you.
Cultivate the skills and the knowledge required in responding to national and international emergencies by studying a humanitarian assistance course. Learn more.
Explore the history, culture and society of Indonesia by applying to study an Indonesian course at Deakin. View the full course outline and apply today.
Undertake a program that allows you to create solutions that address social disadvantages. Start an international and community development course at Deakin.
Gain an understanding of global issues and events when you pursue an international relations degree at Deakin. View the full course outline or apply today.
Delve into the history, culture and society of the Middle East by studying to gain a Middle East studies degree. Find out more about the course.
Learn how to engage critically with some of humanity's most fundamental questions when you study a philosophy course at Deakin. Start a new journey and apply today.
Undertake a politics and policy course at Deakin to kickstart a career working in government and the political landscape. Learn more about the course.
Learn how to engage critically with humanity's most fundamental questions when you study a sociology course at Deakin. Start a new journey and apply today.