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What will I learn?

Hispanic Studies is a small, vibrant and dynamic research unit with strong connections to institutions in the USA, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.


Postgraduate students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities through the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities and will join the diverse and lively postgraduate community within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. This affords the opportunity for interdisciplinary work under joint supervision. Many of our postgraduate students in the past have come from Chile, Europe, USA, Brazil, and Mexico and we warmly welcome applications from international students.

Staff research interests

  • Latin American visual culture, including the cinema, art and photography of Brazil, Mexico and the Southern Cone.
  • Brazilian culture, society and national identity.
  • 19th, 20th and 21st century Peninsular literature, cinema, cultural history and cultural studies.
  • 20th and 21st century Catalan Studies, including literature, cultural studies, sociolinguistics and questions of nationalism/national identity
  • Latin America in the nineteenth century
  • History of Ideas/Cultural history
  • Medievalism.

Examples of topics we can supervise include:

  • Regional/National Identities in Spain
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature in Catalan and Spanish
  • Hispanic Multilingual Literature
  • Censorship during Franco’s Regime
  • Women Writers in Spain
  • the Nineteenth Century Spanish Press
  • Hispanic Women Artists
  • Contemporary Argentine Cinema
  • Gender and the Historic Avant-Garde
  • (Auto)biographical/Testimonial Literature in Latin America
  • Photographic Narrative in Mexico
  • Brazilian History
  • Culture and Society
  • Political Cinema and Documentary
  • Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Minority Languages
  • The Sociolinguistics of Galician
  • Multilingualism in context.

Thesis length: 70,000-100,000 words, including references, bibliography and appendices (other than documentary appendices).

A Doctor of Philosophy may be awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£20,400.00 (US$ 22,105) per year
Prices are based on the annual fee for full-time study. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification. IELTS (Academic): 7.0 with no sub-test under 7.0. ibTOEFL: 100 with minimum R 24, L 24, S 23, W 27.

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


About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer

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