The 7th most widely spoken language in the world, Portuguese has vital global importance thanks to Brazil's growing economy. We are one of the few universities that offer Portuguese from Beginners' to Advanced Level.


Find out about our Portuguese courses.

You can also combine Portuguese with many subjects through our Honours Select undergraduate programme.

Year abroad

As a language student you will spend at least seven months in Year 3 studying or working in a Portuguese-speaking country (this may include Brazil) on your year abroad.


At the same time as you learn the Portuguese language, you will also learn about the history, society and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world. Students on our BA in Hispanic Studies (RR45) also have an option to take Beginners' modules in Portuguese Language in their final year of study.

See our module descriptors to find out more.  Modules specific to Hispanic Studies are coded with an "HISP" prefix.


We have strong links with the Instituto Camões allowing us to enrich and maximise student experience through cultural events and activities. We have a fully-equipped language laboratory and a Modern Languages Resource Centre that can also be used for private study.


Our staff are high-profile researchers and publishers, with interests that cover literature, popular culture, politics, society and linguistics. Find out more about our work across all disciplines and feel free to contact us to discuss collaborations.

Research postgraduates

Find out about our current PhD topics or contact our staff for more information about our work and to discuss possibilities for supervision for your research project.