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Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £8,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £4,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £16,750
  • Overseas Part-time: £8,500

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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 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.


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.

You will take the core course (30 credits), the dissertation (60 credits) and 90 credits-worth of other modules, at least 30 credits of which must be chosen from the language-specific pathway.


Core Module (30 credits)

Module Options (90 credits over two terms)
Term One

Term Two

Other Modules
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 in the Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry (CMII).

Dissertation (60 credits)


Core Module (30 credits)

Module Options (2 x 30 credits)

Students may choose from:

Dissertation (90 credits)


Entry requirements

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.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

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.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

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
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 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