Spanish & Latin American Studies

Spanish & Latin American Studies


Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation for innovative teaching in a friendly department, with a broad, flexible and diverse programme of courses on the language, literature, history and culture of Spain and Latin America. Your degree will include a period abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, studying, working or volunteering. Spanish and Latin American Studies can be combined with many subjects across the humanities and social sciences, giving you sought-after expertise in a fast-growing global language and its cultures and a huge advantage in today's world.

Our Degrees

We offer a range of Spanish & Latin American Studies degrees which you can read more about below.

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Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.

Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study and research the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. We will equip you with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, the Spanish Peninsula, and increasingly in the US.

You will also study historical, anthropological, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture, and communicate your own ideas through oral and written presentation.

Single Honours in Spanish & Latin American Studies, and most Joint Honours with Spanish & Latin American Studies, are available as 5-year degrees including a full academic year spent in a Spanish-speaking country (or split with your other language, in the case of joint language degrees) .

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers some of which, such as teaching and translating, draw directly on their university studies. Others, including journalism, marketing and business, draw on the more general academic and personal skills that the degree fosters as well as the language skills and study of the area.

In Aberdeen you will thrive in our friendly and dynamic international community, on a beautiful medieval campus with great facilities for learning, sports and leisure, and many opportunities to develop extra skills and interests, and to gain the competitive advantage for whatever career path you choose.

Available Programmes of Study

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Why Study Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen?

  • A subject scoring the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last Scottish national Teaching Quality Assessment.
  • The opportunity to study visual culture, literature, history, politics and anthropology in relation to Spain and/or Latin America.
  • Special areas of research expertise include 20th century Spain, contemporary and historical Mexico, visual culture, gender studies, history of science in Latin America, and studies of citizenship and society.
  • Multicultural north-east Scotland, with many Spanish speakers working or studying in this region due to its role as a world centre for oil and gas.
  • The spectacular, award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library, with top-class study facilities, state-of-the-art learning technology, and extensive Spanish and Latin American works to inspire your studies.
  • A packed campus programme of events, exhibitions, film showings, and the annual May Festival which welcomes international figures, experts, writers and scientists to campus every spring, including authors writing in Spanish.

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