About This Course
The School of Modern Languages offers the possibility to do a PhD/MPhil in Hispanic, Catalan or Galician Studies. The School has a long tradition of excellent postgraduate student support. Depending on the chosen research area, students will be assigned one or two supervisors and are guaranteed full access to computing facilities (including translation memory software), library provision and all School resources including the film library. There is a dedicated postgraduate study area within the School which students are encouraged to use as often as they can.
Our academic staff in Hispanic Studies can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics, a selection of which are listed below:
- The Spanish Nineteenth Century
- 20th- and 21st-century peninsular literature
- Gender approaches to Hispanic cultures
- Galician Studies
- Catalan Studies (with particular expertise in visual cultures, film and performing arts)
- Nations and Nationalisms in Spain
- Hispanic Cinema
- Comics in Hispanic cultures
- Travel Writing in Hispanic Contexts
Co-supervision of comparative topics within the School can also be offered.
PhD: 3-4 years full-time; 6 years part-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time.
Completed PhD theses
PhD dissertations in Hispanic Studies successfully completed in the School of Modern Languages include:
- 2012. David Miranda-Barreiro: ‘Discovering the Big Other: Nation and Otherness in the Spanish New York Narratives’ (Awarded the First Publication Prize by the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland and the Spanish Embassy).
Applicants should normally have a first or upper second class honours undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in a relevant subject.
Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (no element below 6.0). Applications are always considered individually, and applicants are also judged on their individual merits, work experience and other relevant qualifications.
Students with an overall score of 5.5 on the IELTS can take a summer pre-sessional course in the University’s English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS).