M.A. Hispanic and Comparative Literature

School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent

Application deadline: as early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,250 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 12,890 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Credits: 180
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
  • Spanish
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
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Intensity: Flexible
Duration part-time: 24 months
Part-time variant: Flexible

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The taught MA programmes in Hispanic Studies at Kent allow you to take a full MA in Modern Hispanic Studies or to combine your interest in Hispanic Studies with the study of other European literatures on the MA in Hispanic and Comparative Literature. The MA in Modern Hispanic Studies leads you towards a better understanding of modern Hispanic society and its culture. It consists of two parts: a literary element, taught in conjunction with the MA in Hispanic and Comparative Literature, and a cultural element which is particular to this programme. The MA in Hispanic and Comparative Literature helps you acquire a deeper conceptual awareness of the function and role of literature in Spain, and assess and evaluate it within a wider European context.

The staff who teach the core modules in Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature are all based in the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) and are actively engaged in research in the topics covered on the modules. We hope you enjoy studying with us and that, by the end of the programme, you feel you have developed your knowledge and critical understanding of modern Spain and Latin America. There are opportunities to continue researching in Hispanic Studies when you have completed your MA and we would be happy to discuss this possibility with you.

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.


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.


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.

CP810 - Comparative Literature in Theory and Practice

CP812 - Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment in the Long Eighteenth Century

CP813 - Literature and Medicine

LS809 - Myth, Image, Fashion and Propaganda in the Cuban Revolutionary Era

CP805 - European Modernism: Sexual and Textual Deviance

CP808 - Writing the Self: Autobiography in the Modern Period

LS805 - Modern Spanish Art, Music and Popular Culture

LS998 - Spanish Dissertation


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


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

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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