Ph.D. On Campus

Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies Research

King's College London

36 months
21870 GBP/year
5820 GBP/year
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Since the establishment of the Cervantes Chair in 1916 and the Camoens Chair in 1919, the College has become a world-leading centre for Spanish and Portuguese studies and the creation of the new Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies at King's College London continues this tradition of innovation and research strength.


Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies at King's College London offers a wide range of opportunities for specialist and cross-disciplinary supervision, from the medieval period to the present day, in literature, history, cultural studies, film, drama and music. Our commitment to all areas of Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Latin America and Lusophone Africa, combined with the wide-ranging teaching and research interests of the staff, means that we are able to offer an unrivalled variety of supervision topics for postgraduate study.

Key facts:

You can discover more about the research interests of particular members of staff in the Department on their staff profiles. Dissemination of our research takes a number of forms, which include: enhancing publishing and programming of the arts, shaping critical practice in musical, visual and literary culture, and influencing public policy.

Programme Structure

Course study environment

  • Research students are assigned to supervisory teams comprising three members of the Department's academic staff and led by the principal supervisor; as well as providing close guidance to the student, this team manages the student's induction, including identifying training needs, and reports regularly to the Department's Postgraduate and Research Committee (PARC).
  • Students are expected to attend and contribute to the Department's research seminar programme. This seminar series provides an intimate but academically rigorous forum in which students can discuss theories, keep abreast of developments in their field of research and network with other students and academics. We also have strong academic links to the Institute of Latin American Studies as well as other institutes with regional specialisms. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree in a relevant subject. In exceptional circumstances, very strong applicants with a Bachelors degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours may be considered without a Master's degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21870 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5820 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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