What images come to mind when you hear 'Hispanic', ' Latin America', and 'Iberia'? Fiesta, carnival and a passion for life? Dictatorships and revolutions? Salsa and Flamenco? A laid-back lifestyle?
We hope you already have more than this stereotypical view of the Spanish- and Portuguese- speaking worlds. If you want to really deepen your understanding of the languages, cultures, society and history of these areas, then Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds is the place for you. A single or joint-honours degree programme with us will enable you to reach a very high level of linguistic proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese (and even Catalan), to obtain a thorough grasp of a wide range of cultural and socio-historical topics, and to acquire an array of skills crucial in a professional career post-graduation.
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at Leeds
As one of the largest units of Hispanic/Iberian studies in UK Higher Education, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University of Leeds has designed a comprehensive four-year curriculum that runs in conjunction with our core language modules.
At Level 1, students are introduced to the key cultural, historical and social events of the regions where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken, and to the most important issues in our discipline, such as national identity, political power and resistance, and post-colonial relations.
Students build on this foundational knowledge at Level 2 by exploring in greater detail the disciplines, within and across Iberia and Latin America, in which we specialise: literature and film, translation and linguistics, and social and political history.
Finalists are then able to follow these broad disciplinary pathways in modules on our particular research subjects, which include Spanish for Business, post-colonial writings in Portuguese, cyber literature immigration in Spain, and the Atlantic slave trade.
And don't forget your residence abroad, during which you can study or work in a Spanish and/or Portuguese-speaking country!
Undergraduate study with us, therefore, offers a stimulating intellectual challenge in its own right. And by means of participation in the classroom and assessment outside, we also prepare you for a career in extremely diverse fields, as our hundreds of successful graduates have proven. Read more about careers and employability
University Open Days 2017
If you are not ready to make an application, but you would like to look round the University, you should try and attend one of the University's open days.
Open days are a key opportunity for you to explore our campus, find out more about the subject(s) you are interested in and meet current students. Our open days are very popular so booking is essential.
Open Days in 2017 take place on:
Saturday 17 June
Thursday 22 June
Friday 23 June
Saturday 9 September
Saturday 7 October
To find out more and book your place, visit our Open Days website.