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Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, MPhil/PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #8 (QS) London, United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom
The Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies MPhil/PhD from University College London (UCL) offers a tightly structured doctoral degree programme in a variety of research fields ranging from Golden Age literature and history to the contemporary Spanish novel, from Brazilian literature to Spanish American film. 
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Overview

Recent graduates from the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies programme from University College London (UCL) have gone on to work as lecturers or as assistant professors or working in cognate fields such as the publishing industry.

Academic research may be pursued in Golden Age literature and history, Anglo-Spanish political relations, the history of the Portuguese Empire, the novel of the restoration period in Spain, Brazilian literature, Peruvian poetry, Spanish film, Latin American film, travel writing, translation studies and latino studies.

Careers

Recent graduates have used their knowledge to work in the fields of research, curatorship, the BBC, the BFI, advertising and the film industry.

Employability

Students acquire a wide range of skills ranging from empirical research (manuscript and book based as well as online documents), advanced oral presentations and writing skills, data management, resource management and project management, advanced networking skills, intellectual independence and resourcefulness, all of which prepare our candidates effectively for their future careers.

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 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Early Modern Spanish and Latin American literature, history and culture, including the Golden Age comedia
  • Anglo-Spanish literary and political relations 1500–1640, especially translation
  • 19th and 20th-century Spanish literature
  • The novel of the restoration period in Spain
  • Contemporary Spanish fiction/translation
  • Spanish film
  • 19th- and 20th-century scientific and literary travel writing in Latin America
  • 19th- and 20th-century Spanish-American literature
  • Spanish American essay writers
  • Latin American film and documentary
  • Latino studies
  • Migration, mobility and space
  • The history of the Portuguese Empire
  • Brazilian literature
  • Posthumanism in Latin American film, literature and art
  • Comparative American literature and culture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    109

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American Studies or a cognate area, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21580 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Overseas: £10,860 (PT)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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