Masters degree in Portuguese Society & Culture examine the social, cultural and often economic institutions which govern activities and movements originating from, or associated with, Portugal.
Related subjects include Latin American Studies, and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Cultural Studies, International Relations, or Languages and Literature.
The Society & Culture of Portugal is prevalent not just in Europe, but across the globe, with cultural influences and Portuguese populations thriving in Brazil and other parts of South America, as well as South Africa and India.
As such, there are many research topics for you to explore. For example, you might wish to study the cultural traditions of the arts of Portugal, such as film, and examine cultural movements such as ‘New Portuguese Cinema’ of the 1960s.
Alternatively, you might wish to uncover the various demographics of Portugal, both within the country itself, as well as the diaspora of Portuguese which are located around the world.
Careers in this field may include roles in both the public and private sectors, such as academia and publishing, journalism, or policy-making.
This course studies literature, language, history and culture from medieval times to the present and covers Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Latin America.
It will help you to deepen and broaden your understanding of the Hispanic & Lusophone world, while providing the opportunity to concentrate on a disciplinary or country-specific focus of interest.
Studying with our expert staff and undertaking supervised research will develop your understanding of the problems and debates which have arisen in the field of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies both through classroom-led curriculum-based study and supervised research. OUr course provides a rigorous but innovative framework within which students can pursue your personal interests. You will be given training in theoretical concepts and in research skills in order to equip you with the tools to undertake research in your chosen area. This course is ideal if you wish to deepen and develop your knowledge in this field and gain research training and experience.
For graduates wishing to deepen and develop their knowledge of the field of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies and gain research training and experience. This MA enables students to follow their interests and meet their personal needs while at the same time constituting an intellectually coherent approach which can be pursued at an advanced level.
You must successfully complete modules equivalent to a total of 180 credits. Students take up to 6 modules (120 credits) and complete a compulsory dissertation (60 credits). Modules are taught in weekly two-hour sessions; modules are assessed by coursework.
Many of our students have used the research and academic skills they developed over our course to pursue further research in our Department. However, others have also gone on to excel in a diverse range of careers such as teaching, journalism, cultural management and the financial sector.