Hispanic Studies covers the languages, literatures, cultures and histories of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Liverpool is one of the few UK universities to offer Basque, Catalan and Portuguese Studies, which makes our programmes more diverse and stimulating than many. Spanish and Portuguese are truly global languages; Spanish has over 400 million speakers and Portuguese has over 200 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 in Latin America. As one of the longest established centres for the study of Latin America, we have considerable expertise in Latin America, which will add further depth and breadth to your degree and lets you specialise in Latin American Studies from Year Two. Not only will you become a confident reader, writer, listener, and speaker of Spanish, you will also gain a thorough understanding of many aspects of Hispanic Studies. We have a vibrant community of students who are involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Iberian Week and Latin American Week, the Lusophone and Hispanic Film Clubs, an annual Symposium, Visiting Writers, and much more.