Titleimage: Department of Spanish Language and Literature

The content of the Institute of Spanish Language and Literatures is available in Spanish.

The Institute of Hispanic Languages and Literatures of the University of Bern consists of two sections: one for Linguistics and one for Literature. The Linguistics section is the only one in Switzerland that focuses on Synchronic Linguistics. The Literature section offers a wide range of courses and seminars covering Spanish and Latin American literatures in their various generic forms, with a special focus on Modernity (19th-21st centuries).
Of average size, the institute welcomes about a hundred students, which guarantees them good support throughout their academic career. Beyond their main focuses, both sections encourage interdisciplinarity and strive to provide students with a comprehensive education that will enable them to develop transversal skills that can be used in an increasingly demanding job market.