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:
clarity of expression
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.
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
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
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.
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.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International23100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Home - RUK fees: £9,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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