Hispanic Studies and Italian enables you to learn the languages and culture of both the Spanish and Italian-speaking world. Outside Spain, Spanish is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widely spoken in many parts of North America. The programme gives you the opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of Spain and Spanish America while developing your Spanish-language skills. Italy is a cornerstone in culture, art and history across Europe. By learning Italian, you give yourself a tool to explore this cultural richness and to open your eyes to its Roman heritage, the Renaissance, modern architecture, fashion and car design. Italian is spoken not only in its home country, but also by over 15 million people in Switzerland, North America and Australia. Our facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to a range of resources.