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Spanish and Latin American Studies MPhil/PhD

The Spanish and Latin American Studies MPhil/PhD offers a tightly-structured doctoral degree programme in a variety of research fields ranging from Golden Age literature and history to the contemporary Spanish novel, from Brazilian literature to Spanish American film. Recent graduates from the programme have gone on to work as lecturers or as assistant professors or working in cognate fields such as the publishing industry.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an MA degree in Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American Studies or a cognate area.

English language requirement: Good

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Funding

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Jean Orr Scholarship

Value:
£7,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students studying in one or more of the eligible departments.

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

Siva-Finestone Master's Scholarship in French

Value:
£8,500
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Open to students enrolled on the MA in Language, Culture and History (French and Francophone Studies).

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Manchester University, Lecturer, 2014,
  • Syracuse University Madrid, Assistant Professor, 2013,
  • Metropolitan University, Lecturer, 2012,
  • University of London, Senior Librarian, 2012,
  • Pushkin Press, Editor, 2011,

Employability

Students acquire a wide gamut of skills ranging from empirical research (manuscript and book based as well as online documents), advanced oral presentations and writing skills, data management, resource management and project management, advanced networking skills, intellectual independence and resourcefulness, all of which prepare our candidates effectively for their future careers.

Why study this degree at UCL?

PhD students enrolled on the Spanish and Latin American Studies MPhil/PhD programme enjoy unparalleled access to library resources (the UCL library the Senate House Library and the British Library), a broad range of research skills courses offered by the doctoral school which are part of the doctoral programme, and a variety of cultural events offered by the Instituto Cervantes, Europa House, and the various embassies of Latin America.

All students have a primary and a subsidiary supervisor to guide them through their PhD studies and they can apply for funds to conduct research at specialist libraries in Spain, Portugal, the United States and Latin America. Students can take the text-only PhD or the documentary-track PhD in which students submit a thesis of 6,000-70,000 words along with a 30-minute documentary.

Student / staff ratios › 52 staff › 120 taught students › 18 research students

Department: School of European Languages, Culture & Society

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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