Birkbeck, University of London
Spanish and Latin American Studies
This course will refresh your knowledge of Spanish in preparation for a Master's degree, particularly if you have taken a break from studying, and if you want to familiarise yourself with and understand the rich cultural histories of Spain and Latin America. This programme will develop your Spanish language skills, enabling you to communicate fluently and accurately with native speakers in both informal and professional contexts. It will also develop your ability to critically analyse Spanish and Latin American language, linguistics and culture, including art, film, history and literature. You will learn the latest theoretical approaches to cultural critique and explore a wide range of cultural forms within their social and historical contexts.
Applicants should have a 1st degree in an appropriate subject and will be expected to have language skills in Spanish equivalent to A-level plus 1 year, or C1 (CEFR), also equivalent to a pass in Spanish 4.
Compulsory module: Project. Option modules: Contemporary Latin American literature and art; Iberian political cultures (approaches to modern Portugal and Spain); space, culture and society in Brazil; Spanish 5; Spanish discourse analysis.
Language modules are assessed via coursework that includes a project and other tasks, as well as oral and written in-class tests. Literature and culture modules are assessed via 2 essays of 2500-3500 words. You also undertake an 8000-word research project that allows you to explore a topic that interests you in depth.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||-||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Cultures and Languages, School of Arts
020 7631 6170/6113