Diploma in Spanish Language


If you are interested in the Spanish language and would like to develop competencies in this area, a language diploma could be for you. This is an attractive option for students who are studying an alternative degree programme, as they can study Spanish at the same time and graduate with an additional qualification.

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Diploma in Spanish Language. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Some diplomas have additional entry and course requirements; please check the Regulations for the Diploma in Spanish Language for full details.

You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification structure and duration

The Diploma is made up of a minimum total of 120 points, with at least 75 points for courses above 100-level.

A minimum of 75 points must be in language courses and up to 45 points can be from non-language Spanish courses.

Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees) provided you have not graduated with the diploma.

Subjects and courses

DipSpanLang courses can be be selected from a variety of language and non-language courses. For the up-to-date schedule, visit the University Regulations website.

How to apply

Find out how to Apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Further study

The Diploma in Spanish Language can be used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Arts.

Career opportunities

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Spanish from UC.

More information

For the full diploma requirements see the Regulations for the Diploma in Spanish Language.

For more information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students) or visit the Liaison Office’s course planning page (new students), or a College of Arts Student Advisor (advancing students).