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.
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.
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.
Assessment is by 4-6,000 words of written work per module and the dissertation.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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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.
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A first or 2.1 in a relevant subject (eg Hispanic Studies) or equivalent and a good working level of Spanish.
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