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Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £9,020 (FT) £4,510 (PT)
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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 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.
Student / staff ratios › 52 staff › 120 taught students › 18 research students
This programme option offers a wide-ranging and flexible module for graduates, both of Spanish and Latin American studies and related subjects, wishing to develop their interest in the cultures of the Hispanic world at an advanced level.
The programme will appeal 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 to students wishing to pursue their studies to doctoral level.
We welcome applications from students with a good BA in Hispanic Studies (or related subject) for either mode of study. While it is expected that applicants will have a high level of proficiency in Spanish, in some cases we will consider applicants without advanced level Spanish-language qualifications who have gained equivalent skills and competence by other means.
All MA programmes should add up to 180 credits. They can be taken as Taught or Research-Intensive Pathways, details are given below.
You will take the core course (30 credits), the dissertation (60 credits) and 90 credits-worth of other modules, at least 60 credits of which must be chosen from the language-specific pathway.
You will take the core course (30 credits), the dissertation (90 credits) and 60 credits-worth of other modules from the language-specific pathway.
- ELCSGG01 - Core Course: Language, Culture & History (30 credits)
- ELCSG099 - Dissertation (60 credits)
- SPANG009B - The Works of Jorge Luis Borges (30 credits)
- SPANG001 - Spanish Film (30 credits)
- SPANG014 - How to make an 8-minute documentary (30 credits)
- SPANG019 - Advanced Translation from and into Spanish (30 credits)
- SPANGF02 - New Argentine Cinemas (30)
- SPANG021 - Conquest of Mexico (15)
Elective/optional modules offered as part of the MA Language Culture and History programme may be withdrawn in the event of low uptake.
Other Module Options
With the agreement of the Programme Director, students may combine their interests in Hispanic Studies with other areas or subjects taught across the various MA programmes. Students may choose from:
- Modules from the various MA programmes in the Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry (CMII).
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.
English Language Requirements
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.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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How to apply
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?
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.
- All applicants
- 29 July 2016
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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
This programme may lead to further research, or to employment in which a broad familiarity with Spanish and Latin 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