General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Arts / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Literature and linguistics (0232)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will have an in-depth knowledge of the typology of Spanish-language texts. They will be able to apply different theoretical models to the study of Spanish and be able to identify different speech acts that occur in this language and their associated linguistic procedures. They will know how to analyse processes of linguistic change and be able to plan future situations related to Spanish. Graduates will have advanced knowledge of the social and cognitive principles that govern linguistic communication and the relation between folk culture and language, particularly Andalusian. They will be able to detect the linguistic mechanisms employed to construct and manipulate reality in the mass media. They will be capable of critically analysing didactic material and adapting different linguistic components to the teaching of Spanish to native speakers. Finally, graduates will be able to solve problems related to the transmission and editing of texts.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Estudios Superiores de Lengua Española

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advances in Spanish Psycholinguistics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Andalusian Dialects: Lexical and Semantic Features 1st Year 2nd Semester
Andalusian Spanish: Sociolinguistic Variation and Standard 1st Year 1st Semester
Applied Statistics in Research on the Spanish Language 1st Year Yearly
Aspects of the Historiography of Spanish Linguistics 1st Year 1st Semester
Discursive Pragmatics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Experimental Phonetics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Grammar Problems of Present-Day Spanish 1st Year 1st Semester
Grammatical Variation 1st Year 1st Semester
History of Spanish: Morphosyntactic Change 1st Year 1st Semester
Language and Popular Culture: Lexical and Ethnographic Variation 1st Year 1st Semester
Linguistic Corpora: Applications 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Missionary Linguistics 1st Year 1st Semester
Psycho-Cognitive Foundations for the Study of the Spanish Language 1st Year Yearly
Research Methods in Spanish Language (Diachrony) 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Methods in Spanish Language (Synchrony) 1st Year 1st Semester
Sociolinguistic Integration of the Hispano-American Population in Spain 1st Year Yearly
Spanish as a Second Language: Methodological Approaches and Analysis of Teaching Materials 1st Year 2nd Semester
Spanish in Contexts of Migration 1st Year 1st Semester
Spanish on the Internet: Computer-Mediated Communication 1st Year Yearly
Spanish Phraseology 1st Year 1st Semester
Terminology, Neology and Translation 1st Year 1st Semester
The convergence and divergence of Spanish dialects 1st Year 1st Semester
The Linguistic Norm in Spanish: Tradition and Modernity 1st Year 1st Semester
The Variation of Spanish: From Classical Spanish to Modern Spanish 1st Year 1st Semester
Theory and Practice of Spanish Lexicology and Lexicography 1st Year 1st Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of a Spanish official university degree of Licenciado or Graduado (Bachelor’s Degree) in the fields of Fine Arts and Humanities, and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems. Students with a mother tongue other than Spanish will be required to have a Spanish B2 level or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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