Hispanic Studies covers the languages, literatures and histories of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Liverpool is one of the few UK universities able to offer Basque, Catalan and Portuguese Studies, which makes our courses more diverse and stimulating than many. Spanish and Portuguese are truly global languages; Spanish has over 400 million speakers and Portuguese has 300 million. At the University of Liverpool we take a pluricultural and plurilingual approach to the Luso-Hispanic World. We have a strong interest in looking at Spanish in and beyond Spain with an emphasis on the variety of different languages and cultures encountered both on the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Furthermore, we have a large amount of expertise in Latin American Studies from social science perspectives which will add further depth and breadth to your degree and permits specialisation in Latin American Studies from year one. Not only will you become a confident reader, writer and speaker of Spanish, you will also gain a thorough understanding of many aspects of Hispanic Studies.