Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Cultural Studies

This degree offers the possibility of following advanced study in the histories of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American cultures in the light of contemporary theoretical developments in the fields of literature, cultural studies, cultural geography, film and the history of art and media. You may specialise in either Spain and Portugal or Latin America, as well as in different historical periods and media, or combine interests. Birkbeck is a world-renowned centre of Iberian and Latin American Studies. Our work is distinguished by its innovative character, its engagement with other disciplines and its challenge to received ideas. We are committed to a continual rethinking of the fields we research and the subjects we teach, creatively and critically. We are also known for our unique student population, including a high number of Spanish and Latin American undergraduates and postgraduates. This brings a particular richness and variety of experience and knowledge to our courses and seminars. Our international staff specialise in diverse aspects of cultural history and critique, with a strong emphasis not only on the literary and linguistic but also the audiovisual expression of Latin America and the Iberian peninsula past and present.

Sponsorship information

The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students. Spanish Language Learning Scholarships: In collaboration with Fundacion Lengua ( a Spanish language school in Valladolid, Spain, we can offer our undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish as many as 50 scholarships per year to take a one or two-week language course at the relevant level with Fundacion Lengua in Valladolid. The scholarship course covers the course costs. A registration fee of 85 euros is payable by the student (information valid for 2016). Transportation and room and board expenses are the responsibility of the student. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 2 years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies
Telephone number: 
020 3073 8381