Modern Hispanic Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7340
    Tuition (Year)
    3250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, Spanish (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 ,
On the MA in Modern Hispanic Studies from the University of Kent you engage with the breadth of cultures across the Spanish-speaking world, combining the study of literature with broader cultural themes.

About

Modern Hispanic Studies at University of Kent is concerned with the culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world, whether in Europe or Latin America, as well as engaging with related Iberian cultures and languages, namely Portuguese and Catalan. The literary component of this MA programme is taught in conjunction with the Department of Comparative Literature, while the cultural component of the course benefits from the diverse expertise of staff in the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Kent provides an ideal location in which to study Spanish and Catalan culture; our Canterbury campus is close to mainland European, with convenient access to the Eurostar terminal at Ashford.

This programme is only currently available for part-time study. The programme is ideal for students of modern languages wishing to take their study further, students of literature wanting to gain an international perspective, or anyone interested in the cultures emerging from the world’s most widely spoken language.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, modern languages and linguistics was ranked 3rd for research quality, 3rd for research output and in the top 20 for research intensity, research impact and research power in the UK.

Our submission was the highest ranked nationally to include modern languages – a testament to our position as the UK’s European university. An impressive 100% of our research was judged to be of international quality and the School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research.

Programme Structure

  • build on proficiencies in spoken and written Spanish
  • enable you to explore areas of modern Hispanic culture in depth
  • develop a critical awareness of these areas
  • introduce various methodological approaches
  • provide teaching which is informed by current research and scholarship and which requires you to engage with aspects of work at the frontiers of knowledge
  • provide a means of access to intercultural awareness and understanding
  • provide opportunities for the development of personal, communication, research and other key skills appropriate for graduate employment both in industry and in the public sector
  • develop general critical, analytical and problem-solving skills which can be applied in a wide range of situations
  • reinforce Spanish language skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS 180 alternative credits
    • Total Kent credits: 180
    • Total ECTS credits: 90
  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

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

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications. 

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 7340 International
  • GBP 3250 EU/EEA
Part-time
  • £3650
  • £7600

Funding

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