School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)


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Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Spanish at UCL was established in 1828 by Antonio Alcalá Galiano. The department was one of the first in the UK and remains today a vibrant centre of academic excellence. Now, housed in the School of European Languages, Culture & Society, we cover all major areas of Hispanic and Lusophone literature, culture, history and film. 

We run an annual documentary filmmaking summer school in Cuba, host vibrant research seminars and cultural events, and sponsor a documentary film-making project, the highly-acclaimed Rio Film School, in Rio de Janeiro.

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