University of Canterbury
College of Arts
Christchurch, Canterbury 8041
PhD: Doctor of Philosophy, GradDipArts: Graduate Diploma in Arts
Canterbury's programmes in Foreign Languages and Linguistics are ranked first in New Zealand (The NZ Government's Tertiary Education Commission's latest Performance Based Research Fund quality assessment). Spanish is today the world's third most frequently spoken language (after English and Mandarin Chinese), and is one of the United Nations' six official languages (alphabetically, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). The Hispanic world is unified by its main official language, but it also represents a rich, complex and heterogeneous space with significant ethnic, cultural, linguistic, political, and religious practices. Studying Spanish will give you an insight into this mix of old and new traditions which form the tapestry of Hispanic culture. It will also put you in a position to understand and participate in the economic and political transformations that connect even the remotest places in Latin America with our increasingly globalised world.
Please note that international students only pay domestic fees for study at PhD level.