Master's in Spanish Linguistics and Literature

The goal of the program in Spanish Linguistics and Literature is to provide students with basic knowledge of the Spanish language and Spanish literature. Among other things, students learn how to apply the most important tools for linguistics and literary analysis in exemplary scholarly studies of various aspects of the Spanish language and Spanish and Hispanic-American literature.

Master Spanische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Basic information
Degrees:

Master of Arts in Spanish Linguistics and Literature, Universität Bern, with special qualification in:

  • Linguistics
  • Literature
Number of credits: 120 ECTS credits
Degree programs:
  • Major 90 ECTS credits with special qualification in:
    • Linguistics
    • Literature


Offer for other degree programs:

  • Minor 30 ECTS credits without special qualification
Combination possibilities: several
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: Spanish
Beginning studies: Fall or spring semester
  1. Students in the Master (major) program in Spanish Language and Literature (90 ECTS credits) must complete a total of 11 courses (2 lectures, 4 seminars and 1 colloquium in their main field and 2 lectures and 2 seminar in the secondary field), as well as a master thesis (not linked to the courses taken).
  2. Students in the Master (minor) program in Spanish Language and Literature (30 ECTS credits) must complete a total of 6 courses (2 lectures and 2 seminars in their main field and 1 lecture and 1 seminar in the secondary field).

Master major (90 ECTS)

Specialization in Literature

Master major (90 ECTS)

Specialization in Literature

Master minor (30 ECTS)

Specialization in Literature

Master minor (30 ECTS)

Specialization in Literature

The Master program in Spanish Language and Literature consists of a major with 90 ECTS credits and a minor with 30 ECTS credits.

Any subject taught in a sufficient scope at the University of Bern can be chosen as a minor. However, students are not permitted to have a major and minor in the same branch of study.

Structure
Major ECTS Minor ECTS
90  30        
Minors you may choose

Individual academic requirements

The following academic qualifications are required for admission to the master’s degree program in Spanish Language and Literature (major):

a) Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university, or an equivalent degree, in the branch of studies Ibero-Romance Languages and Literatures
b) Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university, or an equivalent degree, in a different branch of studies, provided that the master's degree can be successfully completed with an additional maximum 60 ECTS credits.
Additional attainments can either be admission requirements which must be fulfilled in order to complete the master's degree program or admission requirements which must be fulfilled before admission to the master's degree program. The ECTS credits will be listed separately in the diploma supplement as extracurricular attainments. 

Please consult the admission requirements for the minor as presented in the plan of studies.


The bachelor's degree may not be more than ten years old. Exceptions are possible where justified.

Language requirements

Knowledge of Spanish at level C1/C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required, as the language of instruction is Spanish.

If you have not completed the bachelor's level course Introduction to Latin Language and Culture for Students of Romance Studies, you must do this as part of your extracurricular studies during the master's degree program. The ECTS credits will be listed separately in the diploma supplement as extracurricular attainments.

 
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office.

Current UniBE students

Apply for a change to the M A in Spanish Linguistics and Literature with special qualification in Linguistics or Literature, Universität Bern by self-service as part of the re-registration for the next semester.
Renewal of semester registration → Self-service
Recognition of academic achievements
Procedure and timing of the renewal of semester registration
   

Application with a Swiss degree

Online application
Assessment
Steps from application to registration
 

Application with an international degree

Online application
CHECKLIST - Documents for your application / Important information
Steps from application to registration

 
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office.

Doctoral studies

The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Bern offers students the possibility to contribute to further research in their field with a dissertation.

Career possibilities

Like any course of study in the humanities, the program offered here does not prepare students for a specific career but instead teaches them methods and skills that can be applied in a variety of fields (e.g. research, media, education, diplomacy, culture, dialog between religions).