Research course

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

University of Leeds · School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

The entrance requirement for Master's is a BA 2i or equivalent. PhD candidates must already hold or be studying for an MA or equivalent. Our English language requirement is IELTS 6.5 overall with not less than 6.0 in any component

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Spanish and Portuguese Studies is part of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. It is a long-established department (1918) covering history and cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. Specialisms in Hispanic ideologies and cultural identities. Large library holding, especially Golden Age and modern periods. All qualifications are available full- or part-time.

You will undertake original research under the supervision of one or more academic staff. You will be required to undertake research training offered by the School Languages, Cultures and Societies and the University. You will write a thesis (PhD thesis length 300 pages or 100,000 words/MPhil thesis length 200 pages or 60,000 words/MA R thesis length 100 pages or 30,000) which is examined by viva at the end of your period of study.

Study can commence on the 1st of any month.

Department specialisms

20th-century Narrative; Contemporary Spanish Narrative; Women Spanish-American Fiction; Cinema in Spain, Latin America and Brazil; Brazilian Popular Music; 20th-century Spanish history; Portuguese narrative fiction; modern Spanish poetry.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). For details please refer to the School website below. Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate.

Fees and funding

See the University Scholarship Portal for full details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MA by research

full time
12+ months
part time
24+ months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
0113 343 3515