A good command of the Spanish language as well as knowledge of the Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures are prerequisite for many careers in the economy, especially in transnational companies or export-oriented enterprises, as well as in other branches with a strong international orientation (e.g. tourism or logistics and transport, companies specialised in international projects and event management, consulting firms serving transnational companies, etc).
Furthermore, graduates can choose between a wide range of career opportunities in purely academic or academically oriented occupational areas, such as publishing and librarianship, journalism in the printed media, radio or television, the theatre and museums, in international organisations (e.g. UNESCO, GTZ, DAAD), the diplomatic service, in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, etc.
Knowledge of the Spanish language and culture is also a prerequisite for many occupations in the purely academic field and other academic disciplines, such as studies in history, for instance, politics and sociology, philosophy, as well as studies in music and art. In these areas, Spanish is often the language providing direct access to historical sources or important original manuscripts.
Above all, though, the BA programme Spanish/Hispanic Studies provides the basis for a future career as a teacher of the Spanish language.
Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:
- Gymnasien und Oberschulen
More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.
Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program
To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.