Taught course

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Iberian and Latin American Studies
Qualifications
GDip

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first degree in an appropriate subject and will be expected to have language skills in Portuguese equivalent to A-level + 1 year, or C1 (CEFR), also equivalent to a pass in Portuguese 4.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This Graduate Diploma is ideal if you wish to familiarise yourself with and understand the rich cultural histories of Portugal and Brazil, while also improving your Portuguese and your research and study skills.

The course has been designed for those who want to refresh their knowledge of Portuguese in preparation for a Master's degree, particularly if you've taken a break from studying and need to refamiliarise yourself, or if you have a degree in a different but relevant subject area. The course will also suit international students who want to deepen their knowledge of Brazilian and Portuguese language and culture while experiencing life and study in the UK, as well as teachers who want to refresh and deepen their knowledge, but who do not necessarily want to undertake a full MA quite yet.

This programme will develop your Portuguese language skills, enabling you to communicate fluently and accurately with native speakers in both informal and professional contexts. It will also develop your ability to critically analyse Portuguese and Brazilian language, linguistics and culture, including art, film, history, literature and urban studies. You will learn the latest theoretical approaches to cultural critique and explore a wide range of cultural forms within their social and historical contexts.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time home/EU students: £ 5300 pa
International students
Full-time overseas students: £ 9650 pa

The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students.

Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

Qualification and course duration

GDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Cultures and Languages, School of Arts
Email
culturesandlanguages@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7631 6170/6113