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Full time & Part time October MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

About the course

The MA in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies by Research allows students to pursue postgraduate studies in a broad range of areas of Portuguese and Lusophone Studies.

The Department is a vibrant, international community and postgraduate students are fully integrated into our dynamic research environment. They are invited to participate in numerous international collaborative ventures with our partners in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Portugal and Spain, as well as with universities across the rest of Europe and in North America.

We also have close links with other research groupings in the University, including the Centre for the Study of Post-Conflict Cultures which offer exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary studies.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) and a high level of fluency in Portuguese is usually required. IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element)


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Course Content

Where is University of Nottingham

Student Profile(s)

Mariana Matoso

(Proposed) thesis title: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Lusophone Africa: “Water, water everywhere” and maybe a “drop to drink”

Thesis description: The research project addresses the topic of water governance in Africa, focusing on the systems of water supply and sanitation implemented within the Southern region. Access to water and sanitation is one of the major challenges facing human race in the 21st century, particularly in Southern Africa, one of the world’s worst affected areas. Having chronically suffered from water stress, this region’s countries are now more than ever compelled to improve their water governance levels in order to attain the acceptable human requirements defined by the international community. Following the success of my thesis on the ‘Right to Water in Angola’, the research will now focus on analysing the consequences of the complex dynamics (social, political, technological and economical) involved in determining water policies in the country’s both urban and rural areas. The South African case will be used as a comparator, since it is considered to be at the forefront of this thematic.

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