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Portuguese Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) ,
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at Manchester plays key roles in national and international research contexts through its publications, seminar and conference activity, and through its innovative approach to the configuration of the discipline boundaries in which it works.

About

Our research and postgraduate teaching ranges chronologically from the Early Modern period in Spain through nineteenth-century Latin America to the present day (for example, with work on the modern city in Latin America, transnational contemporary cinema in relation to Spain, and twenty first-century migrations). 

Our publications and supervisory interests range from cultural, linguistic and literary history and theory to language contact and transnational exchange. We have expertise in Brazilian/Portuguese Studies, Cultural and Gender Studies, Film Studies, History, Literature and Culture in Latin America, Linguistics, Sociology, and Textual Criticism.

In recent years we have successfully supervised to completion PhD students in subjects covering our whole range, but with a particular clustering around Latin American and Gender and Cultural/Literary Studies topics (including, notably, work on Lusophone Africa).

Opportunities for study in the Early Modern period are made particularly rich by the holdings of The University of Manchester Library , the third largest academic library in the UK; the Library is also extremely strong in Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese literature as well as being the UK national holding library for Lusophone African studies. 

We run regular research seminar series in Spanish/Portuguese and in Latin American Cultural Studies; postgraduate students contribute significantly to the running and content of both.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Coursework and assessment

  • Your research will normally be supervised by two members of staff at the University. Your supervisors will most likely be members of the School, but if your research requires it, the School or Subject area may arrange for supervision by someone outside the School. 
  • Supervisory arrangements at Manchester are governed by a Code of Practice which is available on the University's website. Regular meetings will be held with the supervisors, and details of each of the meetings will be recorded. 
  • Research Panels (consisting of at least three academic staff, including the supervisors) are held once per semester to monitor progress.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview
  • Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4195 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4195 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    PhD (part-time)
    • UK/EU students (per annum): £2,098

    Living costs for Manchester

    • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. 

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