The countries where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken have a fascinatingly rich and diverse culture. Our programmes and our enthusiastic, expert staff reflect this diversity, through courses ranging from medieval poetry to contemporary film from Europe and Latin America. We also offer courses in Catalan and Basque language, in addition to Portuguese and Spanish. Hispanic culture flourishes in Edinburgh, with a thriving Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies, an annual Spanish film festival, and an annual student-led Spanish play. 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. Our dedicated staff (including our many foreign language assistants) will ensure a supportive learning environment for your studies. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, modern languages at Edinburgh was rated 4th in the UK and 17th in the world. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 70 per cent of our European languages and cultures research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, in a joint submission with Celtic and Scottish Studies.