Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

As people involved in research, our prime concern is with producing top'quality work that in different ways questions the boundaries of the disciplines we work in and seeks to bring new materials, theories and methods into them. The research programme in Iberian and Latin American studies is both exciting and innovative. The expertise of staff ranges across the field ' from Golden Age art to Luso'Brazilian imperial history and culture and the colonial literatures and cultures of Spanish America; from contemporary Spanish and Portuguese cinema and urban studies to Latin American literature, poetry, cinema and museum studies ' and the research published by both staff and students is also ground'breaking.

Course Modules

Key areas of research interest are: Early modern Spanish culture; Golden Age art; Spanish American colonial art and cultural history; Spanish and Latin American fiction; Spanish and Latin American poetry; Spanish urban studies; childhood and youth studies in modern Spain; cultural history of Brazilian tropicality; Portuguese Asian and African colonial history; Modern Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American cultural studies, including film, iconography, gender studies, urban studies, transcultural/subaltern studies, cultural geography, and popular culture.

Course Additional Entry

A good degree with Spanish or Portuguese as a main component. Graduates in other subjects may be asked to take a qualifying examination. You will also need to submit a 2000'word research proposal prior to consideration for interview. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees