Research course

Hispanic Studies

University of Kent · School of European Culture and Languages

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 in a relevant subject (eg Hispanic Studies) or equivalent and a good working level of Spanish. Research students need to demonstrate competence in Spanish (and Catalan if relevant).

Months of entry


Course content

The taught MA programmes in Hispanic Studies at Kent allow you to take a full MA in Modern Hispanic Studies or to combine your interest in Hispanic Studies with the study of other European literatures on the MA in Hispanic and Comparative Literature.

The MA in Modern Hispanic Studies leads you towards a better understanding of modern Hispanic society and its culture. It consists of two parts: a literary element, taught in conjunction with the MA in Hispanic and Comparative Literature, and a cultural element which is particular to this programme. The MA in Hispanic and Comparative Literature helps you acquire a deeper conceptual awareness of the function and role of literature in Spain, and assess and evaluate it within a wider European context.

The staff who teach the core modules in Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature are all based in the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) and are actively engaged in research in the topics covered on the modules. We hope you enjoy studying with us and that, by the end of the programme, you feel you have developed your knowledge and critical understanding of modern Spain and Latin America. There are opportunities to continue researching in Hispanic Studies when you have completed your MA and we would be happy to discuss this possibility with you.

Department specialisms

Hispanic Studies can be broadly characterised as concerned with modern Hispanic studies, with three peninsular (Dr Montserrat Roser-i-Puig, Dr Antonio Lázaro-Reboll and Professor Núria Triana- Toribio) and two Latin American (Dr William Rowlandson and Dr Natalia Sobrevilla Perea) specialists. The Department’s range of interests covers contemporary Spanish drama, film and poetry; modern and avant-garde Spanish visual culture; Catalan studies; peninsular cultural studies; Latin American literature, including poetry, history, politics (in particular the Republican Andes) and culture; and Cuban literature, film and visual art.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Dr Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
+44 (0)1227 823205