Bachelor On Campus

Spanish and Philosophy

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
23100 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Spanish and Philosophy programme at The University of Edinburgh helps us understand the world in which we live now, as well as shedding light on the past.



The programme is designed to provide you with a deep knowledge of the language, literature and culture of Spain and Latin America.

We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working.


Philosophy aims to explore and analyse how philosophers past and present have understood the world, and the arts of:

  • argument

  • critical enquiry

  • reasoning

  • clarity of expression

Career opportunities

Spanish is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world and your gateway to a great many countries and cultures in Europe and Latin America.

Spanish and Philosophy graduates at The University of Edinburgh have the intellectual strength and flexibility that so many employers prize in high-level humanities graduates.

There is increasing value attached to the excellent communication skills that come with language learning, and the intercultural and critical awareness provided by international experiences such as the year abroad.

Some of our graduates choose career paths in translation, interpreting, teaching or business, both at home and abroad.

Others go on to work within the public or third sector, including for international charities or institutions of the European Union (Spanish is an official working language of the EU), or move into the creative industries, heritage, tourism and travel.

There are also opportunities to continue studying, with Year 4 in particular developing the research skills you will need if you choose this path.

Programme Structure

Year 1


You will study either Spanish 1A or 1B, depending on your language skills, and a selection of literary texts and films from the Spanish-speaking world.


Year 1 philosophy courses introduce you to key topics in:

  • the history of philosophy

  • morality and ethics

  • the nature of argument

Year 2


You will continue to develop your spoken and written language skills and to study Spanish and Latin American culture.


You will also take two courses in philosophy:

  • Mind, Matter and Language

  • Knowledge and Reality

Year 3

If international travel restrictions allow, you will spend your third year in a Spanish-speaking country, turning classroom learning into living engagement with Hispanic culture.

Year 4

You will study advanced language courses and choose from a range of specialist courses in both Spanish and philosophy.

You will also complete your dissertation or long essay.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: AAAAA-AAAA (achievement by end of S5 preferred). BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: AAA - ABB.
  • IB: 37 points with 666 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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