Following are the top universities for Spanish courses and programs:

University of St Andrews (UK) - The Spanish Department is ranked 4th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2012, and rated first in Scotland in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

The University of Nottingham (UK) - It is rated equal top department in the UK for Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies is one of the leading centres of its kind in the UK, offering a wide range of degree courses that include the two most-spoken Romance languages in the world.

The University of Manchester (UK) - Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at Manchester has established its reputation as one of the leading centres for research in the RAE 2008. In the Times Higher Education rankings based on quality profiles, Manchester's research comes out ahead of all other UK universities.

King's College London (UK) - It has one of the country's most highly rated Spanish departments for teaching and research. The Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies is active in all fields of Hispanic language, literature and cultural history from the earliest times to the present day.

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