Being a SPLAS postgraduate gives you the opportunity to pursue your specific academic interests and to develop an advanced level of understanding of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. The dynamic research culture and the multidisciplinary approach of our academics (whose research interests range from Mexican and Spanish history to Brazilian cinema, from Spanish-speaking Sahara to Portuguese and Spanish writing, and from 'Chicano' and postcolonial studies to the history of sexuality in Spain) creates a challenging and unique environment for postgraduate study and research.
SPLAS offer MA by Research (one year full-time; two years part-time) and PhD. Our academic staff offer research supervision in a wide variety of areas relating to Spain, Portugal and Latin America, including history and politics, literature, linguistics and visual cultures (art and film). Interdisciplinary or comparative research projects are also welcomed and joint supervision with other departments in the University can be arranged.
Please see our staff research specialisms page for details details about the research interests of our academics.
There are a number of funding opportunities for postgraduate students wishing to start a research degree in SPLAS.
For information on how to apply, please visit the Research postgraduate admissions page.
You can pursue your study of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures by taking one of the following taught MA programmes:
- MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies
- MA Applied Translation Studies
- MA Audiovisual Translation Studies
- MA Professional Language and Intercultural Studies
For information on individual programmes, how to apply, fees and scholarships please visit the Taught Postgraduate admissions page.
If English is not your native language and you are new to studying in the UK higher education system, you may like to consider taking a pre-sessional course in the Language Centre during the summer before starting your MA programme.