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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.
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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
Spanish was first taught at King’s in 1831, and the teaching of Portuguese in British universities was pioneered by King’s in the 1860s. Read more
This programme allows you to explore the cultures of the variety of language-speaking areas in which we specialise - French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Spanish and Latin American Studies - and it also gives you a thorough grounding in comparative literature and cultural studies in the context of modern languages. 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