A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline.
Months of entry
The Portuguese MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of Portuguese studies. Topics available include: linguistics, culture, history and politics of Latin America, the Spanish novel and Latin American film.
The School of Modern Languages research staff work in a diverse range of fields from sociocultural, historical and political studies, to film and literature, linguistics and sociolinguistics. We offer expert supervision in the following areas:
- anthropology, anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics of Latin America, including Quechua language (Prof Howard)
- semantics, philosophy of language, history and spread of Spanish in Latin America, Latin American dialects and Creole (Prof Mackenzie)
- political, social and intellectual history of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Brazil and Southern Cone (Prof Hentschke)
- history of education in Latin America in 19th and 20th century Latin America (Prof Hentschke, Dr Oliart, Prof Howard)
- discourses of race and identity in Latin America (Prof Howard, Dr Oliart, Dr Morgan)
- Latin American film, literature and theatre (Dr Page)
- Spanish and Latin American cultural history and popular culture (Dr Catala Carracso, Dr Morgan, Dr Oliart, Dr Fernández)
- Catalan nationalism (Dr Catala-Carrasco)
- Spanish novel (Dr Catala Carrasco)
You will normally work on a research project which comprises two to four research assignments and a longer dissertation. Your supervisor will be an expert in your chosen field and you will receive support if necessary from an experienced research supervisor. The course is well suited as preparation for PhD research.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
Course contact details
- Aisling Hood, Postgraduate Officer, School of Modern Languages
- +44 (0) 191 208 5867