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  MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies


Maynooth University    School of Modern Languages

Full time See Course MA 1 year
Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at Maynooth University. This programme is tailored for students with a background in Spanish Studies, offering a deep dive into the language, literatures, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Through a dynamic curriculum comprising subject-specific and interdisciplinary modules, students enhance their linguistic proficiency, critical analysis skills, and intercultural competence. The option to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma after completing 60 credits provides flexibility. Noteworthy is the opportunity to undertake a research project in diverse areas such as Latin American literature, Spanish poetry, and cultural memory. The programme equips graduates with a blend of subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills, ideal for careers in academia, research, teaching, or international sectors. Entry requirements include a 2.1 or higher in Spanish or equivalent linguistic competence. Elevate your expertise and broaden your horizons with this enriching MA programme.

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The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies aims to provide students who already have a background in Spanish Studies at undergraduate level with an opportunity to develop their interest in and knowledge and understanding of the language, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. As well as increased linguistic and intercultural competence, the programme also offers students the opportunity to develop their awareness of a variety of theoretical approaches to critical analysis; to broaden their intellectual experience; to improve their intercultural and communication skills; and to develop their transferable skills, such as research skills, presentation skills, teamwork, organisation skills and time management.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally have obtained a second class honours (grade 2.1) or higher in Spanish. Applicants whose primary degree does not include Spanish, but who are applying on the basis of linguistic competence and other relevant qualifications, may be asked to present an additional piece of work. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.




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