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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.

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Latest News

Norman MacColl Symposium 25 November 2017 and related events

25 November 2017

Brazilian Filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho in Cambridge: events from 21 to 25 November 2017 Event poster . The Department of Spanish and Portuguese , with support from the Centre of Latin American Studies , is delighted to host Brazilian Filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho for the following series of events from 21- 25 November...

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars (CHLRS)

3 November 2017

The CHLRS is a seminar for staff, graduate (and where relevant undergraduate) students at which papers are given by graduate students, members of staff, and speakers from outside Cambridge. All graduate students in the Spanish and Portuguese Department are expected to attend. On this event listing you will find the programme for upcoming and recently held seminars of the CHLRS.

Centre of Latin American Studies Seminars

1 November 2017

You can find the programme for this year on this event listing.