Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Postgraduate study

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at Edinburgh offers supervision in the major areas of Spanish, Spanish-American and Portuguese literary and cultural studies, including Brazil and Lusophone Africa.

We have a thriving Hispanic postgraduate community, with particular strengths in Latin American poetry, narrative and film, clustering around Chile and Argentina. We also have the research expertise to offer supervision in a wide range of other areas, in particular the Medieval and Golden Age periods, 19th century Latin America, Modern Spanish Theatre and narrative, Indigenous filmmaking, Cuban post-1959 culture, Lusophone African literatures and Portuguese contemporary culture. We have an exciting programme of cultural events, including the weekly reading group ‘Poema de la semana’, annual Cultural Colloquium on Latin America hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies, an active Centro Camões de Língua Portuguesa, and frequent research talks, either by visiting speakers, or showcasing the research interests of postgraduates and staff. There is an annual Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival organized within the university, and we also link up with Hispanic writers and artists coming to the various Edinburgh Festivals, including the book and film festivals.

Candidates for admission will be expected to have a very good or good first degree in a relevant subject. Where students have interests in more than one culture, joint supervision is also possible with the other languages available within the Graduate School.

For more information, please contact the LLC Graduate School.

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Research topics

We very much welcome enquiries about all our research degrees. If you are thinking of studying for a research degree you are encouraged to consult the list of members of staff, which gives their research interests. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any member of staff whose interests seem to correspond to your proposed field of study.

The structure of the MSc by Research can be seen by looking at the Degree Programme Table.

PhD Student Profiles

Find out about the work of some of our current PhD students.

How to apply

You can apply online for any of our research degrees in Hispanic Studies.

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