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Spanisch im Fächerübergreifenden Bachelor

Spanish Studies as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme
(Bachelor of Arts)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (2 Subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German, Spanish
Special Requirements
Restricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subject spanish is offered as one of two subjects within the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme. Please note the subject combination options.

The Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme is ideal for prospective students who have not yet decided on a specific career, as a wide variety of careers are open to them following graduation. Alternatively, after completing this degree programmes, graduates may embark on a Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools or a subject-specific Master’s degree programme (in Hannover, e.g. Atlantic Studies). The Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme comprises two subjects (major and minor subjects) and the professional skills development area involving important interdisciplinary skills. At the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, students take seminars on literary studies and cultural sciences, linguistics, teaching methodology (how to deal with school-based teaching and learning situations) as well as language practice (Spanish lessons). Students also have the opportunity to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country via the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The professional skills development area, on the other hand, is also held at other institutes. This area is divided into two parts: Educational Science (Education and Psychology) and Key Transferable Skills, such as courses on IT and multimedia, PR work, social skills for teachers, violence prevention or on the use of the voice at school.

Further information on the website of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Advanced grammar, pronunciation and the history of language
  • Advanced Spanish language acquisition
  • Language and the internet
  • Literatures and cultures of Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Literature and film (e.g. telenovelas)
  • Options for periods abroad
  • Reflection on the teaching and learning of foreign languages
Course Content

Students first take basic modules in which they learn the key skills and knowledge required for further study. These are followed by advanced seminars (advanced and specialisation modules) in which these skills and knowledge are expanded on and developed. Parallel to this, students take language practice courses to ensure they gradually improve the language level they had before starting university. After a year or so, students start learning about teaching methodology, i.e. the teaching and learning of foreign languages in school-based contexts. Students complete the degree programme with a Bachelor’s thesis after around three years. The thesis is a roughly 30-page written paper on a topic agreed beforehand with a lecturer.

As part of the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree programme, students with a focus on teaching have to complete a non-school-based internship as well as a school internship, both lasting four weeks. The non-school-based internship helps students to get first work insights in the area of teaching, to check on their career aspiration. For students with an non-school-based focus, an eight-week non-school-based internship must be completed.

Semester 1 2 3 4 5 6

Compulsory modules

Basic module Language Practice (1)

Basic module Literary Studies OR basic module Linguistics

Basic module Language Practice (2)

Basic module Literary Studies OR basic module Linguistics

Advanced module Language Practice (1)

Advanced module Linguistics OR

Advanced module Literary Studies

Advanced module Language Practice (2)

Advanced module Linguistics OR

Advanced module Literary Studies

Specialisation module Language Practice (1)

Specialisation module Language Practice (2)

Bachelor’s thesis

Optional modules



Basic module Teaching Spanish


Advanced module Linguistics

Advanced module Literary Studies

possibly project module


Recommended Abilities
  • Enjoyment of and a talent for languages
  • Enjoyment of reading
  • Capacity for teamwork and the desire to communicate
  • Openness towards other cultures
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good written expression
Career Opportunities
  • In the event of a postgraduate Master’s degree: grammar school teacher
  • Tourism, travel and the hospitality industry
  • Press, film, PR
  • Online editorial work, copywriting and sales
  • Non-school-based teaching
Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master''s programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master''s programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the interdisciplinary Bachelor are restricted (Biology, Computer Science, Performing Arts, German Studies (school subject: German), English Studies (school subject: English), Geography, History, Music, Political Science, Religious Studies, Spanish Studies (school subject: Spanish) and Sports (school subject: Physical Education).

Other subjects are admission-free (Chemistry, Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education), Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulation.

Note: The admission regulations reflect the legally prescribed subject combinations in the Master regulation of Lower Saxony.
All currently possible subject combinations can be found under "Combinations".

Application Deadlines

01.06.-15.07. of the year for the winter semester

  • First-year students (application for the 1st semester) can only apply for the winter semester.
  • Those continuing their studies (application for higher semesters) can also apply for the summer semester (December 1st - January 15th.

The following applies to applications from non-EU countries:

  • VPD from uni-assist OR a passed assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory foundation course (Studienkolleg) is required.
  • Applications for the Studienkolleg must be submitted by July 15th.

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30167 Hannover
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30167 Hannover