Taught course

Spanish and Latin American Studies Pathway - Modern Languages

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MLitt

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Spanish or a relevant discipline with a Spanish language proficiency at C1 level on the European Framework or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Expand your academic understanding of Spanish and Spanish-speaking culture, literature, and language. Alongside an in-depth exploration of theory and training in research methodologies, you will pursue directed study into topics that will broaden and develop your own research interests.

Highlights

The MLitt is a one-year full-time programme combining advanced study and supervised research. Spanish and Latin American studies may be taken as a single-subject pathway within the MLitt, or you can combine it with one of five other pathways:

  • Italian studies
  • Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural studies (Arabic and Persian)
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • Russian studies

Students from each of the six pathways start their studies with a module in literary and cultural theory. Explore a broad chronological and national range of seminal literary and cultural thinkers and theories through which texts and cultural productions of all kinds may be conceptualised, analysed and criticised.

Acquire advanced knowledge of Spanish language, literature, culture, and history through textual study and theoretical reflection. You may also undertake guided study on a specialised topic drawing on research expertise in the Department of Spanish.

The final part of the programme is a supervised research project in which you will explore a topic in depth.

Teaching format

The School promotes discipline-specific and collaborative teaching and learning so that students may explore their own particular interests in greater depth and breadth.

Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Classes are intentionally small, with many being one-to-one or in very small groups. Lectures are usually in groups of up to 20. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2022 entry.

Fees and funding

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Modern Languages
Email
pgmodlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk