Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
About us

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at Edinburgh covers Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Basque.

Take a single honours degree in either Spanish or Portuguese, combine both in a joint degree, or take either with one of a wide range of other subjects.

Explore your own area of interest and expertise in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies in a Masters by Research or PhD programme, or choose an interdisciplinary taught masters programme.

Partnership with the Cervantes Institute

The University of Edinburgh is proud to host the extension of the Cervantes Institute in Edinburgh, exploring cultural links between Spanish-speaking countries and Scotland.

This unique partnership has created a global first by creating a Catedrático Cervantes/Cervantes Chair, held by Alexis Grohmann, Professor of Contemporary Spanish Literature.

The new collaboration means that - for the first time - the Cervantes Institute (which spans four continents and 47 countries) will organise events and activities in Scotland.

The programme will include:

  • teacher training and certification
  • poetry, literature, music, photography and dance

Find out more about the Cervantes Institute partnership

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QS World Rankings by Subject 2024

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages.

Globally, we’re in the World Top 10 for Modern Languages.

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They are International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approved.

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