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Spanish and Portuguese

Welcome to Spanish and Portuguese!

The Spanish and Portuguese section is one of the largest in the UK, and has been ranked as one of the most outstanding for teaching and research. It is a lively and friendly community of undergraduates, postgraduates (masters and doctoral students), researchers and lecturers with interests ranging from the cultures and history of Catalonia, Portugal and Spain, to those of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico amongst others.

Particular research interests of staff are in fields as diverse as film and media studies, modern Peninsular and cultural studies, Portuguese and Brazilian literature and visual arts, translation theory, syntax of the Romance languages, contemporary Catalan culture, Medieval and Golden Age studies, and Latin American literature, film and visual arts.

There are approximately 400 undergraduates (across all years) and 14 postgraduate students who conduct their research under the supervision of senior members of staff. Most teaching is undertaken in small groups (supervisions), and as a student here (at any level) you will have frequent opportunities to discuss your work with teaching staff, often on a one-to-one basis.

If you are interested in studying here as an undergraduate, you may like to read the information about applying and attend one of our Faculty Open Days. If you wish to undertake postgraduate research in Spanish & Portuguese, please see our dedicated information for MPhil and PhD students. We very much welcome enquiries from prospective students at all levels.

Latest News

Event with Ismael Cortés, Spanish MP and author

13 May 2021

On Sunday it is Romani Resistance Day. To commemorate this day, on Monday 17 May at 5:30pm (BST) , Wolfson College has organised a talk with Ismael Cortés Gómez, Spanish MP for En Comú Podem (a left-wing coalition in Catalonia related to Podemos), Doctor in International Studies of Peace and Conflict and author of numerous...

Beyond Borders: Women's Movements Around the World - 14 May

13 May 2021

The Wolfson College Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender (University of Cambridge) is hosting a collaborative event featuring academics and activists to give voice to feminist movements outside the Euro-American world, titled Beyond Borders: Women’s Movements Around the World . You are all invited! When : 14/05/2021...

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminar Series 2020-21

10 May 2021

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminar Series 2020-21 Professor Peter Hulme Title: ‘The Spanish-American Number: Travel, Translation, and the Literary History of Modernism’ Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 Time: 5pm Venue: Zoom Link to register:

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