Masters degrees in Portuguese Literature & Language equip postgraduates with the skills to critically analyse and understand the development, use and morphology of the Portuguese language, and its use in creative and communicative literature.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Hispanic and Comparative Literature, and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Modern Languages or Cultural Studies.
The Languages and Literatures of Portugal are prevalent not just in Europe, but also across South America, Africa and India. As a result, there are many areas in which you may specialise your studies.
For example, you may focus specifically on poetry, examining the works of great writers such as Luís de Camões of the 16th century, or Olavo Bilac in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Alternatively, you might wish to analyse the various creoles which have developed as a result of colonialism and the diaspora of many Portuguese to other parts of the world.
Careers in this field may include roles in the public service sector, such as translation for immigration services or foreign policy departments. You may also consider careers in academia and publishing, or even journalism.