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.
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.
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.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding may be available for applicants with a strong academic background (UK and EU-based applicants only); students may also be eligible to apply for AHRC Block Grant funding or for the School of Arts research studentship; International Research Studentships (fees-only) may also be available by competition.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||5 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||5 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||5 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||5 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies
020 3073 8374