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Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP)

The Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP)
Written by Dorothy

If you are interested in doing some kind of language-related studies while enjoying all the delights of life in Barcelona’s, you may want to consider the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP). The UIMP is considered Spain’s primary institution for Spanish language and culture studies for foreign students. It is a public institute, founded in 1932, with campuses in numerous cities across Spain. As well as Spanish courses, the UIMP also offers postgraduate courses in various other areas of study, including translation, renewable energy, economics and finance, and contemporary history.VI-conferencia-anual-aede

Ever since its establishment, the UIMP has had a strong emphasis on Spanish language and literature, specially aimed towards foreign students. Since the early 1980s the university has expanded considerably, both in terms of its campuses and the range of courses taught there. This has included the introduction of shorter courses, as well as courses in the areas of social sciences, humanities and technology. To this day the UIMP maintains a strong literary and cultural tradition, offering a range of activities in theatre, music, poetry and cinema.

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While especially popular areas of study at the UIMP are Spanish Language and Spansh History and Culture, the university offers a fairly wide range of Official Postgraduate and Doctorate Programs. Some of these lead to internationally recognized Masters’ and Doctoral Degrees.  Additionally, the university offers its own Postgraduate Programs leading to UIMP-based Qualifications and other specialized courses.

If you are simply looking to brush up on your spanish skills over a few immersive weeks or months, the UIMP also offers summer courses in Spanish Language and Culture. More information on the courses and how to enrol can be found on the website, along with the complete program of postgraduate studies, written in English.barcelona_uimp

The Barcelona campuses of the UIMP are situated right in the heart of the city centre, allowing for easy reach to all the city’s main hotspots and attractions in between study times!

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Dorothy is a University of Barcelona Psychology graduate, TEFL teacher and Spanish learner. She is keen on all things related to health, fitness, exploring and learning.

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