Research course

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Institution
UCL - University College London · Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies MPhil/PhD 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. Recent graduates from the programme 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.

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
  • Latin American film and documentary
  • Latino studies
  • Migration, mobility and space
  • The history of the Portuguese Empire
  • Brazilian literature

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
      full time
      36 months

      Course contact details

      Name
      Admissions Officer
      Email
      selcs.admissions@ucl.ac.uk
      Phone
      +44 (0)20 7679 3036