Spanish Studies , 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.
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 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.
In REF2014 the University of Manchester has been confirmed as a leading centre for research in Modern Languages and Linguistics, ranking third in the UK in terms of research power (an established criterion which values research quality in relation to the number of staff submitted).
We achieved joint fourth in terms of the overall amount of 'world-leading' (4*) research activity and 80% of our research was judged to be in the highest two categories (4* or 3*).
Specifically, 73% of our publications were judged as either 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*); moreover, 85% of our research activity achieved 'outstanding' (4*) or `very considerable' (3*) public impact in areas spanning policy, public discourse, education, cultural life and society. Our research environment was also judged to be strong, with 100% judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).
Many of The University of Manchester PhD graduates in Modern Languages and Translation and Interpreting Studies have gone on to academic positions at leading universities in the UK, Europe, USA, East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Our graduates have been also successful with receiving prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, including the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.
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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 and literary history and theory, and music, to language contact and transnational exchange. We have expertise in Brazilian/Portuguese Studies, Cultural and Gender Studies, Film Studies, History, Literature, Art and Culture in Latin America, and Textual Criticism.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
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