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Spanish and Portuguese are two of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
Their fascinating literatures and cultures are diverse and vibrant and have influenced countries and cultures around the world.
Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh will not only perfect your language skills, but will provide opportunities to explore the Hispanic culture and its geographical and historical diversity.
The degree programme is flexible and allows you to study single or joint honours.
You will study either Spanish 1A or 1B depending on your language skills. You will also study a selection of literary texts. If you are studying Portuguese, you will also take Portuguese 1.
You will continue to develop your spoken and written language skills and continue to study Spanish culture. If you wish to study Catalan, you can start to learn about the language, history and culture of Catalonia.
You will study or work in Spain or Latin America.
You will study advanced language courses and choose from a range of specialist courses on Spanish and Portuguese history, literature and culture.
Most courses are taught through lectures, seminars and language tutorials.
You will be assessed through exams and coursework. In your fourth year you will also complete advanced language work.
Hispanic Studies provides you with communication and analytical skills that are valued by a variety of employers. You may choose to use your language skills for teaching, translation or research, or apply your skills to careers like journalism, the Civil Service, business, accounting, publishing, or law (after completing further qualifications).
Lectures and tutorials will take place at facilities located within the University's Central Area.
You will also be able to use the University's libraries and computer facilities.
In your third year you will spend time in Spain, Portugal or Latin America. The University currently has exchanges with universities in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Alcalá de Henares, Málaga, Valladolid, Buenos Aires, Asunción and Coimbra.
The great thing about studying Spanish at Edinburgh is that wherever your interests lie, be it Golden Age art and literature or modern-day Spanish journalism, you are bound to find something you enjoy. The teaching staff are dynamic and friendly and always ready to help. The Hispanic Studies department also provides an array of interesting talks and lectures by outside speakers, which this year covered subjects ranging from Velázquez to Almódovar. If you are interested in expanding your cultural and literary awareness of Spain and Latin America, then Spanish at Edinburgh is the course for you!
This article was published on Jun 29, 2012