We are one of the leading centres for Hispanic Studies in the UK. You can take Spanish Language with us from either Beginners' or Advanced Level in Year 1.

We will help you to understand aspects of the society and culture of Spain and of the Spanish-speaking world. As one of the world’s most important languages in terms of speaker numbers and global politics extending into the USA, having fluency in Spanish opens up dynamic and fast-changing parts of the world outside Europe. This includes North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. 

Study Spanish as part of Hispanic Studies

You will study Spanish as part of Hispanic Studies, rather than as a stand-alone course. Hispanic studies is a diverse course covering the languages, literatures, cultures and histories of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

You can also combine Spanish language as a Minor (25%), Joint (50%) or Major (75%) subject with many other subject areas on our Honours select undergraduate programme.

Download our module catalogues to learn more about what we offer.

Postgraduate students

Our staff are high-profile researchers and publishers, with interests that cover literature, popular culture, politics, society and linguistics.  

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

Year abroad

As a language student, you will spend at least seven months in Year 3 studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country.  Learn more.


See our module descriptor pages for a list of modules offered this Session. Hispanic Studies modules are coded with an "HISP" prefix.

Alongside your language modules, you can take modules about the history, society and culture of the Hispanic world, including Central and Latin America.


On our BA in Hispanic Studies (RR45) you can take Beginners' modules in either Portuguese or Catalan Language in final year.  If you choose a Latin American pathway, you can take modules in our Latin American Studies section to focus your degree towards the study of Latin America.