A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A knowledge of Spanish at least equivalent to UK A level standard is required. Applications from students who do not have formal qualifications in Spanish but who are competent in the language, will be considered.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Advanced.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
This wide-ranging and flexible programme offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the cultures of the Hispanic and Lusophone world at an advanced level. As a pathway of the Language, Culture and History MA, students can combine their interest in Hispanic and Lusophone Studies with optional modules from Gender Studies, Translation Studies, and Comparative Literature.
UCL Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies features staff who are nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field, who publish in their specialist areas and are active researchers. The department regularly hosts a number of Hispanic and Lusophone Studies events including conferences, research seminars, symposia and a documentary film course in Cuba.
Our location in London provides access to numerous cultural and social events relating to the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world, its literature, films, history and politics. We encourage active participation in the events of the Instituto Cervantes, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and the numerous Hispanic and Lusophone embassies across London, many of which also provide access to excellent resources to enhance your studies.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- full time12 months
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, classes and tutorials. Students are encouraged to undertake independent reading both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught. Students are assessed by a variety of methods, including long essays, take-home exams, and the dissertation.
Course contact details
- +44 (0)20 3370 1214