Studying Spanish at Edinburgh encompasses the study not only of the language but also of Hispanic culture and history. Our resources and our expertise will give you privileged access to all major areas of Hispanic language and culture, from Catalonia to Argentina and from Latin American indigenous film-making to Castilian ballads. This programme combines the chance to perfect your skills in the second most widely spoken language in the world and an opportunity to explore how language itself is acquired, produced and understood. The programme is designed to provide you with a deep knowledge of the literature and culture of Spain and Latin America. 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.