The 20 countries where Spanish is an official language, and the nine where Portuguese is spoken, have fascinatingly rich and varied cultures. Our programmes and the work of enthusiastic expert staff reflect this diversity, through courses ranging from medieval poetry to Latin American contemporary film. We also offer courses in Catalan and Basque language, in addition to Portuguese and Spanish. 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. 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. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and Portuguese is the sixth. This programme is designed to perfect your linguistic skills and provide you with a deep cultural knowledge of the fascinating countries where these languages are spoken (in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, most of the nations in Latin America, Angola and Mozambique, and other West-African countries). 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.