Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Latin American Studies

The course comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing students to focus in depth on 1 aspect of Latin American studies. Topics available include linguistics, culture, history and politics of Latin America, the Spanish novel and Latin American film. Research staff work in a diverse range of fields from sociocultural, historical and political studies, to film and literature, linguistics and sociolinguistics. Supervision is offered in the following areas of Latin American studies anthropology, anthropological linguistics, and sociolinguistics of Latin America, including Quechua language (Prof Howard), semantics, philosophy of language, history and spread of Spanish in Latin America, Latin American dialects and Creole (Prof Mackenzie), political, social and intellectual history of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Brazil and Southern Cone (Prof Hentschke), history of education in Latin America in 19th and 20th century Latin America (Prof Hentschke, Dr Oliart, Prof Howard), discourses of race and identity in Latin America (Prof Howard, Dr Oliart, Dr Morgan), Latin American film, literature, and theatre (Dr Page), Spanish and Latin American cultural history and popular culture (Dr Catala Carracso, Dr Morgan, Dr Oliart, Dr Fernández), Catalan nationalism (Dr Catala-Carrasco), Spanish novel (Dr Catala Carrasco). Students will normally work on a research project which comprises 2-4 research assignments and a longer dissertation. The student's supervisor will be an expert in their chosen field, and will receive support if necessary from an experienced research supervisor.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must hold IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other sub-skills).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,450 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,225 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,225 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,225 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,225 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Aisling Hood, Postgraduate Officer, School of Modern Languages
Telephone number: 
0191 208 5867