Taught course

Modern 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.

Months of entry


Course content

On the MA in Modern Hispanic Studies you engage with the breadth of cultures across the Spanish-speaking world, combining the study of literature with broader cultural themes.

Hispanic Studies at Kent is concerned with the culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world, whether in Europe or Latin America, as well as engaging with related Iberian cultures and languages, namely Portuguese and Catalan. The literary component of this MA programme is taught in conjunction with theDepartment of Comparative Literature, while the cultural component of the course benefits from the diverse expertise of staff in the Department of Modern Languages.

Kent provides an ideal location in which to study Spanish and Catalan culture; our Canterbury campus is close to mainland Europe, with convenient access to the Eurostar terminal at Ashford.

This programme is only currently available for part-time study. The programme is ideal for students of modern languages wishing to take their study further, students of literature wanting to gain an international perspective, or anyone interested in the cultures emerging from the world’s most widely spoken language.

Course structure

This programme provides you with a good understanding of modern Spanish and Spanish-American society. It consists of two parts: a literary element, which is taught in conjunction with the MA in Hispanic and Comparative Literature, and a cultural element which is a distinctive part of this MA. We teach all subject options in Spanish, but accept written work in both English and Spanish.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is by 4-6,000 words of written work per module and the dissertation.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, Hispanic Studies School of European Culture and Languages,
+44 (0)1227 823205