Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies are taught in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

Spanish has been taught as a degree subject at Leeds since 1918 and Portuguese since the 1950s, making us one of the longest-standing providers in the UK. We combine this long-established tradition of scholarship with a dynamic approach to Hispanic and Lusophone Studies and support a wide range of teaching and research interests in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Africa. Our research culture is multidisciplinary and actively combines the interests and expertise of a team of academics specialised in language, literature, history, social sciences, cultural and film studies.

We are proud of our strong connection with the (on-campus) cultural branches of the governments of Spain and Portugal: the Cervantes Institute and the Camões Institute. Both institutes host a large number of cultural events and academic activities, in partnership with Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

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