Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Iberian and Latin American Studies

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

Apart from the process of research supervision and the final examination of the thesis, each student has an annual review in which their progress is assessed. At an appropriate stage in their research, and in consultation with their supervisor, students are interviewed with a view to upgrading from MPhil to PhD. The PhD is usually 3-4 years of full-time study or 5-7 years of part-time study.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. We offer a range of funding opportunities for 2017-2018 entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 - 5 years
PhD Full-time January 2018 - 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2018 - 5 years
PhD Full-time April 2018 - 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2018 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time January 2018 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2018 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time April 2018 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2018 - 3 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

Contact: 
Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies
Telephone number: 
020 3073 8374