Have you always been fascinated by the Spanish language and the remarkable history of Spanish culture around the world throughout antiquity to today? Studying Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics will expose you the richness of one of the key social and linguistic influences on contemporary global society and to the language of more than 400 million people. Aside from direct study of the Spanish language, you will discover the vibrant literature of Spanish writers from various geographic backgrounds. You will further have a chance to study abroad as part of the York study and internship program in Spain and Latin America. Whether it is a means to prepare for further study or direct preparation for a career using the language, a Spanish degree from York can open many professional avenues.

Career Options in Spanish

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Spanish. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Spanish degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Spanish than others.

  • Author
  • Archivist
  • Art Dealer
  • Community Developer
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Planner
  • Editor/Freelance Writer
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Historian
  • Historical Site Coordinator
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Development Worker
  • International Health Policy Advisor
  • Interpreter of Spanish
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aide
  • Linguist
  • Magazine Contributor
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Museum Curator
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • Political Consultant
  • Politician
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publisher
  • Recruiter
  • Researcher
  • Social Service Worker
  • Speech Writer
  • Spanish Language Teacher
  • Translator
  • UN Representative

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.