Taught course

Hispanic Studies

Royal Holloway, University of London · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent. Alternative entry requirements: Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA by Research in Hispanic Studies (Spanish) at the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is a flexible programme that allows students to undertake in-depth study (both full and part-time), under the supervision of international experts, on a broad range of subjects, including literature, visual or cultural studies or comparative topics.

The core of the MA by Research is a dissertation on a subject of your own choosing, intended to give you the scope to explore your area of interest in real depth, to develop sophisticated critical and analytical research and writing skills and to test or try out an area of study in preparation for doctoral study.

In support of your work on your dissertation you will also complete a research-focused, taught module which will equip you with a range of theoretical and historical approaches to the study of literature, art and culture, enabling you to articulate, refine and persistently test your approach to your chosen topic within this broader theoretical and methodological framework.

Information for international students

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/international/programmesandapplying/englishlanguagerequirements.aspx

Fees and funding

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/feesandfunding/home.aspx

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment15
Dissertation85 (25000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Sarah Wright