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Masters degrees in Latin American Literature examine the writers, literary traditions and movements which originated in, or are influenced by Latin America and its culture(s).
Related subjects include Latin American Society & Culture, Latin American Studies, and Spanish Literature. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Cultural Studies or Languages and Literature.
The oral and written Literatures of Latin America encompass many languages and cultures, predominantly Spanish, Portuguese and indigenous languages of the Americas. As such, there are many topics for postgraduates to specialise in, including both contemporary and historical literatures.
For example, you could explore different literary traditions such as magical realism, for which the country is renowned. Or you may even analyse movements such as the Latin American Boom which occurred in the 1960s and 70s.
Alternatively, you may wish to investigate more archaic literary forms, such as the oral traditions of Pre-Columbian Aztecs and Mayans. You could also examine the origins of many of the creole literatures prevalent in Latin America.
Careers may include roles in academia and publishing, journalism and public relations, or even roles such as curating and archiving for museums and other heritage organisations.
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The Higher Certificate in Spanish Literature has been developed by the Department of Spanish, School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, National… Read more
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. Read more
This course is designed to meet the needs of two groups. those who have developed an interest in Latin America through study or work and wish to develop this for personal or professional reasons, and those who intend to proceed to a doctorate, and possibly an academic career in the field. Read more
The MPhil in European, Latin American, and Comparative Literatures and Cultures (ELAC) provides students with the critical and theoretical tools to enable them to undertake an in-depth study of specific aspects of European literature and culture and/or Latin American and Francophone contexts. Read more
This Graduate Diploma is ideal if you wish to familiarise yourself with and understand the rich cultural histories of Spain and Latin America, while also improving your Spanish and your research and study skills. Read more
This course is designed to meet the needs of two groups. those who have developed an interest in Latin America through study or work and wish to develop this for personal or professional reasons, and those who intend to proceed to a doctorate, and possibly an academic career in the field. . Read more
As people involved in research, our prime concern is with producing top-quality work that in different ways questions the boundaries of the disciplines we work in and seeks to bring new materials, theories and methods into them. Read more
This wide-ranging and flexible programme offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the cultures of the Hispanic and Lusophone world at an advanced level. Read more
This Graduate Diploma is ideal if you wish to familiarise yourself with and understand the rich cultural histories of Portugal and Brazil, while also improving your Portuguese and your research and study skills. Read more
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. Read more
Our researchers are internationally recognised experts in their fields, with three quarters of their research rated world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the latest Research Assessment Exercise. Read more
This multidisciplinary Master's programme provides a comprehensive overview of social sciences and humanities in Latin America. The programme's graduates have established careers in research, journalism, teaching, and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and NGOs. Read more
The MA in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Read more