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Portuguese MLitt

Course Description

Course Overview

The Portuguese MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements, allowing you to focus in depth on one aspect of Portuguese 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: 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.

Training and Skills

For detailed information about modules, training and skills see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/portuguese-mlitt/#training&skills

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/portuguese-mlitt/#howtoapply

Visit the Portuguese MLitt page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other sub-skills).

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