A first or upper-second class BA honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, a distinction or merit in an MA programme or equivalent in a relevant subject (eg Hispanic Studies)
Research students need to demonstrate competence in Spanish (and Catalan if relevant).
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
Over the duration of the PhD, you produce an original piece of research of up to 100,000 words, in English, Spanish or Catalan. Current research students are working on topics such as Spanish film legislation, contemporary Spanish film cultures, and the voluntary sterilisation campaigns under Alberto Fujimori’s government in Peru. Previous research theses have included work on avant-garde theatre group Els Joglars, novelists Esther Tusquets and Ferran Torrent, or the translation of culture-bound elements found in Catalan films.
The Department of Modern Languages offers supervision from world-class academics with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, who are able to support and guide you through your research. Your progress is carefully monitored to ensure that you are on track to produce a thesis valued by the academic community. Throughout your programme, you are able to attend and contribute to research seminars, workshops, and research and transferable skills training courses.
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 http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of European Culture and Languages
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