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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

Phoebe Taylor Prize established to honour memory of language student

11 April 2022

The Spanish and Portuguese Section is honoured to announce the establishment of the Phoebe Taylor Prize for the Best Spanish or Portuguese Translation Project, which will be awarded from this academic year. The prize has been made possible thanks to a generous donation by Phoebe Taylor’s family.

Global Echoes | The Worlds of Early Modern Spanish Poetry, 22-24 March 2022

30 March 2022

15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry This event took place in Cambridge from 22-24 March 2022. The local and international politics of early modern Spain and the Spanish Empire, and its handling of power, capital and knowledge produced a new global world order bringing...

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