WHY STUDY SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES?
More than 500 million people, in around 30 countries, on five continents use Spanish or Portuguese as their first language. The language, literature and history of Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries are, in world terms, of great international and cultural importance, and the political and economic significance of these cultures impacts across Europe, Africa, America and Asia. The study of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds gives you access to this truly global wealth of possibilities and helps you develop transferable skills not only in language but also in the areas of analysis and communication.
WHY STUDY SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT KING'S?
Spanish was first taught at King's College London in 1831, only two years after the College’s foundation and the teaching of Portuguese in British universities was pioneered by King’s in the 1860s. Since the establishment of the Cervantes Chair in 1916 and the Camoens Chair in 1919, the College has become a world-leading centre for Spanish and Portuguese studies and the creation of the new Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies continues this tradition of innovation and research strength.
The department offers a wide range of teaching with opportunities for cross-disciplinary study. Our commitment to all areas of the Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Latin America combined with the wide-ranging teaching and research interests of the staff, means that we are able to offer an unrivalled variety of choice of supervision topics for undergraduate study.
Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions
020 7848 2350/2374
Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin-American Studies
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Students admitted: 80
Applicants per place: 5
Teaching staff: 20