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Master of Arts (Spanish)

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  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Full details can be viewed in the regulations.

Admission to this programme is open to student who have:

  • A completed BA degree with a major in Spanish or
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree with a minor in Spanish followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in Spanish; or
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree followed by a Graduate Diploma in Arts in Spanish;

Students must achieve at least a B average in their 200 and 300-level Spanish courses.

Students who have completed the following postgraduate qualifications may be eligible for direct entry to part two of the Master of Arts:

  • A completed Bachelor of Arts(Honours) endorsed in Spanish with at least a B+ grade average or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts endorsed in Spanish, with at least a B+ grade average


  • Only available as a research pathway
  • Students who hold a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Arts may be eligible to surrender the Diploma towards a Master’s degree and complete a total of 60/120 credits depending on course pathway. The maximum time-frame in which a qualification can be surrendered is five years from completion of that qualification.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Arts (Spanish) structure

Courses to the value of 180 credits consisting of 90 credits of taught courses and a 90 credit thesis as outlined below.

At least a B+ grade average is required in the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One for progression to Part Two - Research Pathway.

Students who successfully complete Part One but do not meet the minimum grade average for progression will exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts.

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.


All requirements for this programme must be completed within five years.

For eligibility for Distinction or Merit, all requirements must be completed within 18 months for full-time study or within four years for part-time study.

Note: not all courses are available in each semester.


All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Part One

A) All of the courses listed below (90 credits)
245.700 Advanced Spanish communication
245.701 Latin American Cultural Identities
245.702 Hispanic Postcolonial Representations

Part Two

B) (90-120 credits)
245.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (45) and
245.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (45)
245.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 (60) and
245.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 (60)

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