Mrs Patrizia Oliver
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Fees and funding
Applicants for this programme may be eligible for a number of funding opportunities, including: The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Postgraduate Studentships and UCL Graduate scholarships.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Hispanic Studies: Language, Culture and History MA
This wide-ranging and flexible programme offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the cultures of the Hispanic world at an advanced level. As a pathway of the Language, Culture and History MA, students can combine their interest in Hispanic Studies with course options from Gender Studies, Translation Studies, and Comparative Literature.
What will I learn?
The programme offers a broad range of course options in Hispanic cultures from the early modern period to the present day, alongside relevant training in research skills and methodologies. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of the key aspects and complex concepts used to understand Hispanic Literature, film and culture.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL Spanish & Latin American Studies features staff who are nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field, who publish in their specialist areas and are active researchers. The department regularly hosts a number of events including conferences, research seminars, symposia and a documentary film course in Cuba.
Our location in London provides access to numerous cultural and social events relating to the Spanish-speaking world, its literature, films, history and politics. We encourage active participation in the events of the Instituto Cervantes and the Institute for the Study of the Americas, both of which provide access to excellent resources to enhance your studies.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme offers two pathways: taught and research. Taught: one core module (30 credits), three optional modules (90 credits), dissertation (60 credits). Research: one core module (30 credits), two taught modules (60 credits), dissertation (90 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project on a literary, cultural or historical topic, which culminates in a 12,000-word dissertation, written in Spanish or English.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, classes and tutorials. Students are encouraged to undertake independent reading both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught. Students are assessed by a variety of methods, including long essays, take-home exams, and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Due to competition for places candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. Students applying for funding should take note of relevant application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme will be of interest both to those who wish to enhance their knowledge of the Hispanic world for professional purposes - in the fields of education, culture, media and tourism, for example - as well as students who are considering pursuing their studies to doctoral level.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Hispanic Studies at graduate level
- why you want to study Hispanic Studies at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
This programme may lead to further research, or to employment in which a broad familiarity with Spanish and Spanish American culture is an asset.
First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include:
- IMS: Live Subtitler
- British Council: Project Delivery Officer
- University of Westminster: Teacher
- UCL: Further doctoral research in Spanish Literature
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: