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M.A. in Spanish is a 2-year post-graduate level program for students who wish to learn Spanish language. The minimum eligibility for the course is a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or any equivalent degree with 50% marks. The admission to the course is based on the marks secured by the candidate in the qualifying examination i.e. bachelor’s degree. However, many Universities and colleges conduct entrance examinations for admission to the course.

As the language has become popular in India, there are various institutions which offer undergraduate, postgraduate and certificate programs in the Spanish language. Some of the colleges offering M.A. in Spanish are-

  • Bangalore University, Bangalore
  • Doon University, Dehradun
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  • University of Rajasthan
  • University of Delhi

Students selecting M.A. in Spanish course should have a passion for learning the language. The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5,000 and 5 lacs for a span of 2 years. These students can work as a language translator, Foreign Language Analyst, Interpreter, Author, Editor, Foreign Travel Advisor, Foreign Language Trainer, etc. A student completing a M.A. in Spanish can earn a lucrative salary. The average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 2 and 6 lacs, increasing with candidates’ experience and expertise.

M.A. in Spanish: Course Highlights Table

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration of the Course 2 year
Examination TypeSemester/ Year based
EligibilityBachelor's degree in degree in Spanish or any equivalent degree with minimum 50% marks.
Admission ProcessMerit-based/ entrance exam
Course FeeINR 5,000-5 lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 lacs- 6 lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesTravel Agencies, Colleges & Universities, Translation/Data Offices, Embassies, MNCs, etc.
Job PositionsTranslator, Foreign Language Analyst, Interpreter, Author, Editor, Foreign Travel Advisor, Foreign Language Trainer, Freelance Writer, Language Teacher, etc.

Top Colleges for Master of Arts [MA] (Spanish)

  • MA in Delhi-NCR
  • MA in Maharashtra
  • MA in Chennai
  • MA in Uttar Pradesh
  • MA in Telangana

M.A. in Spanish: What is it all about?

Spanish is one of the most popular languages in the world.  It is the third most popular language in India after French and German and that is why more students are attracted towards learning this language. That is the reason that there are various certificate courses and other courses in the language in India. M.A. in Spanish is a 2-year post-graduate level course. It is aimed at providing knowledge about the Spanish language to the students. The Students not only gain knowledge about the Spanish language under the course but also learn about the culture and history of the country in which it originates i.e. Spain.

Here the basic aim of M.A. in Spanish course is to develop an art of analysis of the Spanish language and several issues pertaining to Spain and Latin America by encouraging students to carry out an original research work.

M.A. in Spanish program covers subject areas like History and culture of Spain, Spanish Literature, Translation, etc. Spanish is considered best for jobs in BPO sectors. In India, job opportunities for students knowing Spanish or any other foreign language are very high. Apart from this, learning a foreign language also helps you in exploring a different country well.

M.A. in Spanish: Top Institutes

CollegeLocationAverage Fees
English and Foreign Languages UniversityHyderabadINR 7820
Doon UniversityDehradun-
Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityDelhiINR 6090
University of RajasthanRajasthan-
Bangalore UniversityBangalore-

M.A. in Spanish: Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for M.A. in Spanish varies for different institutes. hence, a student must meet the eligibility criteria mentioned by various institutes. General eligibility criteria is mentioned below: 

  • A candidate must have passed his bachelor's degree in Spanish or any equivalent degree with minimum 50% marksto be eligible for this course.
  • A bachelor’s Spanish OR a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a certificate of B1 level proficiency equivalent to Advanced Diploma in Spanish
  • Students pursuing the above qualifying exams are also eligible to apply for the course.

M.A. in Spanish: Admission Process

The admission process does not require the candidates to clear any common entrance examination but different universities & colleges conduct separate entrance examination for admission to the course. The candidate is required to fulfill the minimum eligibility conditions for the course and qualify the entrance exam in order to get admission.

M.A. in Spanish: Syllabus and Course Description

The course is spread over a span of 4 semesters. The syllabus of the entire 2 year course is as follows-

Semester ISemester II
Spanish Literature: Middle AgesSpanish Literature: Golden Age
Theory and Practice of Translation: Commercial &Technical TextsLiterary Translation (Into Spanish)
Cultural History of SpainCultural History of Latin
Introduction to LinguisticsAmerica Introduction to Theories of Literature
Semester IIISemester IV
Spanish Literature-I: Enlightenment, Romanticism & RealismSpanish Literature-II: Focus on 20th Century
Latin American Literature-I: Focus on 19th CenturyLatin American Literature-II: Focus on 20th Century
Introduction to Interpretation. Consecutive & Simultaneous InterpretationConsecutive and Simultaneous Interpretation
Applied Linguistics with reference to Spanish as Foreign Language TeachingHistory of Ideas: Latin America & India
Research Methods for DissertationDissertation

The syllabus of the course may vary according to different universities.

M.A. in Spanish: Career Prospects

The students completing M.A. in Spanish have huge job opportunities in the growing BPO sector of India. Apart from this, these students can work in Travel Agencies, Colleges & Universities, Translation/Data Offices, Embassies, MNCs, tourism departments, hospitality, Travel, and the tourism sector, etc.

They can work as Translator, Foreign Language Analyst, Interpreter, Author, Editor, Foreign Travel Advisor, Foreign Language Trainer, Freelance Writer, Language Teacher, Public Relation Officer, etc. A student can also opt for further studies like Ph.D. in Spanish.

Some of the job roles are as follows-

Job RoleJob ResponsibilitiesAverage Salary (Annual)
Foreign Language TrainerTo teach students how to speak, write a foreign language to be it Spanish, French, German or any other foreign language. Provide knowledge about the literature of the foreign language, etc.INR 4 Lacs- 4.5 lacs
Public Relation OfficerTo maintain communication between an organization and its customers. Preparing press releases, etc.INR 2 Lacs- 3 lacs
InterpreterTo interpret sign language or any other foreign language. To interpret the language at the time of an interview, hearings, etc.INR 2.5 Lacs- 3 lacs
Translator for MNCs and government organizationsTo translate one language to another for MNCs and government organizations.INR 3 Lac- 3.5 lacs

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