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What will I learn?

The Portuguese MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of Portuguese studies. Topics available include: linguistics, culture, history and politics of Latin America, the Spanish novel and Latin American film.

The School of Modern Languages research staff work in a diverse range of fields from sociocultural, historical and political studies, to film and literature, linguistics and sociolinguistics. We offer expert supervision in the following areas:

anthropology, anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics of Latin America, including Quechua language (Prof Howard)
semantics, philosophy of language, history and spread of Spanish in Latin America, Latin American dialects and Creole (Prof Mackenzie)
political, social and intellectual history of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Brazil and Southern Cone (Prof Hentschke)
history of education in Latin America in 19th and 20th century Latin America (Prof Hentschke, Dr Oliart, Prof Howard)
discourses of race and identity in Latin America (Prof Howard, Dr Oliart, Dr Morgan)
Latin American film, literature and theatre (Dr Page)
Spanish and Latin American cultural history and popular culture (Dr Catala Carracso, Dr Morgan, Dr Oliart, Dr Fernández)
Catalan nationalism (Dr Catala-Carrasco)
Spanish novel (Dr Catala Carrasco)

You will normally work on a research project which comprises two to four research assignments and a longer dissertation. Your supervisor will be an expert in your chosen field and you will receive support if necessary from an experienced research supervisor. The course is well suited as preparation for PhD research.

The School has strong links with interdisciplinary research centres and groups, including:

Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences
Research Centre in Film and Digital Media
Gender Research Group
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Postcolonial Research Group.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle University

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (18,58,469) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline. English Language Requirements - IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).; TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking, and 22 in writing).; Pearsons 69 overall (with a minimum of 61 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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