Portuguese is one of the world's most important languages, spoken in Europe, South America, and Africa. Study at the University of Edinburgh encompasses learning about the fascinating literatures and cultures where Portuguese is spoken, as well as the language. This programme combines the chance to perfect your skills in the sixth most widely spoken language in the world and explore how language itself is acquired, produced and understood. The programme is designed to provide you with a deep knowledge of the cultures where it is spoken. You will also be trained in areas such as how language functions between individuals and in society, what its abstract structure is, how it is represented in the brain, and how it changes over time. International culture flourishes at the University of Edinburgh, with a thriving Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies, an annual Spanish film festival, an annual student-led Spanish play, and an annual Portuguese translation workshop, supported by the Instituto CamÃµes Portuguese Language Centre. Our dedicated staff will ensure a supportive learning environment for your studies.