Research course

Lusophone Studies

University of Exeter · Modern Languages

Entry requirements

Normally proficiency in Portuguese (good command of written and spoken Portuguese), a good UK Honours degree and a Master’s degree with Merit or international equivalent in a related subject. Please see the website for full details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

This programme is a reflection of exciting, ongoing developments in Lusophone Studies at Exeter. It incorporates a number of established areas, including Literary and Cultural studies and Linguistics. It particularly appeals to students with a background interest in language contact, variation and change in the Portuguese-speaking world, Lusophone cultural and literary studies, feminist and postcolonial theory, and race and gender studies.

The programme draws on established internationally recognised research activity and top-quality research-led teaching. It also offers the opportunity for cross-disciplinary research in collaboration with other colleagues in Modern Languages and across the Humanities, who share research interests relevant to this field of study.

There are regular seminars and workshops, including the research activity of the Centre for Translating Cultures in the College of Humanities which features distinguished national and international scholars.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit: Funding for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 725306