General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

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 placement: 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)


Students who have completed the second cycle have the following competences:
– They possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
– They are able to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
– They are able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
– They know how to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and ultimate reasons behind them, to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
– They possess the learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.

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 Yearly
Andalusian Dialects: Lexical and Semantic Features 1st Year 1st 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
Content, Skill and Strategy in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language 1st Year 1st Semester
Dependency Syntax of the Spanish Language 1st Year 1st Semester
Discursive Pragmatics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Experimental Phonetics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Grammatical Variation 1st Year 1st Semester
Language and Culture: the Influence of Contextual Factors on the Use of Spanish 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
Research Methods in Spanish Language (Diachrony) 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Methods in Spanish Language (Synchrony) 1st Year 1st Semester
Spanish as a Second Language: Methodological Approaches and Analysis of Teaching Materials 1st Year 2nd Semester
Spanish Phraseology 1st Year 1st Semester
Terminology, Lexicography and Dictionaries 1st Year 1st Semester
The convergence and divergence of Spanish dialects 1st Year 1st Semester
The Discursive Traditions: Features of Orality 1st Year 1st Semester
The Linguistic Norm in Spanish: Tradition and Modernity 1st Year 1st Semester
The Standardisation of Spanish: Historiographical Features 1st Year 1st Semester
Theory and Practice of Spanish Lexicology and Lexicography 1st Year 1st Semester
Variation in Golden Age Spanish 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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