The Spanish MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of Latin American studies. Topics available include: linguistics, culture, history and politics of Latin America, the Spanish novel and Latin American film.
The School of Modern Languages research staff work in a diverse range of fields from sociocultural, historical and political studies, to film and literature, linguistics and sociolinguistics.
We offer expert supervision in the following areas of Latin American studies: anthropology, anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics of Latin America, including Quechua language; semantics, philosophy of language, history and spread of Spanish in Latin America, Latin American dialects and Creole; political, social and intellectual history of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Brazil and Southern Cone; history of education in Latin America in 19th and 20th century Latin America; discourses of race and identity in Latin America; Latin American film, literature and theatre; Spanish and Latin American cultural history and popular culture; Catalan nationalism; Spanish novel.
You will normally work on a research project which comprises two to four research assignments and a longer dissertation. Your supervisor will be an expert in your chosen field and you will receive support if necessary from an experienced research supervisor. The course is well suited as preparation for PhD research.
The School has strong links with interdisciplinary research centres and groups, including: Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences; Research Centre in Film and Digital Media; Gender Research Group; Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Postcolonial Research Group.
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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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