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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

Symposium: Indigenous film, art and activism: counter-cartographies of the Amazon

18 April 2024

Date: 9 May 2024 Time: All day Location: SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP This one-day symposium explores the relationship between film, art, and activism in the Amazon. Along with in-person discussions by international speakers, the programme includes a number of contemporary Amazonian films...

Carlos Fonseca awarded the 2024 Anna Seghers Prize for promising young writers

28 February 2024

The Faculty is delighted to congratulate Dr Fonseca - novelist, critic and Spanish lecturer - on the award for young Latin American writers.

Cambridge pioneer JB Trend's 'La civilización de España' published in Spain for the first time

18 January 2024

Trend helped organise the contingent of almost 4,000 Basque children who were shipped to England in 1937 after the bombing of Guernica.

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