Learn the language of over 500 million people and explore the great continuities and shifts within Spanish and Spanish-American culture, from its early beginnings to today.
At St Andrews, you can study Spanish in many contexts, including:
The School of Modern Languages offers PhD, MPhil, and MSt (Res) research programmes. Research interests in the School cover many aspects of language studies, including:
- identity studies.
To apply, you should first identify and contact a potential supervisor you would like to work with in your intended research area. Find out how to contact a research supervisor.
First in Scotland and second in the UK for languages and linguistics
Guardian University Guide 2023
First in Scotland and fourth in the UK for Iberian languages
The Complete University Guide 2023
83% of research activity rated 3* or 4*
Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
School of Modern Languages
The School of Modern Languages has research and teaching expertise in seven different languages. The Department of Spanish within the School has interests in socio-linguistics, Golden Age literature, modern and contemporary Spanish, and Spanish-American literature, film and history.
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