Russia is the world's largest country and has the fifth most used language in the world. After a period of political, social and economic transformation, Russia is playing an increasingly bigger role in international politics. Russian studies at the University will give you a solid understanding of the Russian language and culture. You will study Russian literature, art, music and film and the country's political history. You will also have the opportunity to study in Russia to improve your language skills and experience Russian culture first hand. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. Its fascinating literatures and cultures are diverse and vibrant and have influenced countries and cultures around the world. Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies at the University of Edinburgh will not only perfect your language skills, but will provide opportunities to enhance your literary, and critical faculties.