M.A. Hispanic and Comparative Literature

University of Kent | Canterbury , United Kingdom
The MA in Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature involves the study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders with a particular focus on Hispanic cultures.

Description

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Comparative Literature at Kent involves the study of the literature from two or more cultures, to gain an intercultural and transnational understanding of cultural practice. Hispanic Studies at Kent concerns not just Spanish-speaking world, but also Portuguese and Catalan cultures, crossing linguistic and continental boundaries. The MA in Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature introduces you to a wide range of theoretical perspectives, enriching your appreciation of the cultures, texts and critical practices examined in the programmes various modules. You benefit from expert teaching from members of the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of Comparative Literature to encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue.

In the Autumn and Spring terms, you take a choice of four modules, before undertaking a 12,000 word dissertation over the summer with supervision from an expert within one of the departments.

This programme is ideal for modern languages graduates who wish to consolidate their knowledge in a wider context; English graduates wishing to diversify their interests; and graduates in other humanities subjects (history, philosophy, theology) who would like to apply their knowledge to literary material.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Modern Languages and Linguistics at Kent was ranked 3rd overall for research quality (GPA), 3rd for research output and in the top 20 for research impact and research power in the UK. Kent was also ranked in the top 20 for research intensity by the Times Higher Education.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 12890 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5250 Year (EEA)
Part-time: EEA: £2,625 / Non-EEA: N/A
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

Credits 180

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

This programme delves deeply into the function and role of literature in Spain, especially within a wider European context. You can also take advantage of other modules offered within the Faculty of Humanities. This gives you a choice of options according to your own preferences, while at the same time reinforcing your skills in an increasingly popular and widely used world language.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

  • Spanish Cinema
  • History and Memory: Exploring the Independence period throug
  • Comparative Literature in Theory and Practice
  • Literature and Medicine
  • European Modernism: Sexual and Textual Deviance
  • Writing the Self: Autobiography in the Modern Period
  • Spanish Dissertation

Assessment

Assessment is by 4-6,000 words of written work per module and the dissertation.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
90

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Requirements

A first or 2.1 in a relevant subject (eg Hispanic Studies) or equivalent and a good working level of Spanish.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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