The MA in Hispanic Studies (1 year full-time - CKE41) and (2 year part-time CKE85) provides graduates in Spanish with an opportunity to develop their language skills and deepen their understanding of the cultures of the Hispanic world. It involves introduction to translation studies along with regular practice in advanced translation and offers a range of options for further study which focus on both Spain and Latin America, and include Catalan and Galician as well as Castilian.
The MA in Hispanic Studies involves a taught element, worth 50% and a thesis (12,000 - 15,000 words) also worth 50%. For the taught element, students are required to take four core subjects, namely: LL6000 Research Methods, HS6002 Research Training, HS6003 Advanced Translation Skills (English-Spanish), and HS6004 Approaches to Translation (Spanish-English). In addition to these core subjects, students must take two optional courses from a range of areas including language, literature, film and linguistics.
Candidates for the MA in Hispanic Studies take 90 credits as follows:
In addition to the core modules in language and research, students choose two options of 10 credits each from the following list. One of these should be in the area of the candidate's research dissertation. The choice of options must be approved by the MA Coordinator, Dr Martín Veiga.
Please note, not all modules may be available in any given year and teaching periods in which modules are offered may vary.
Applicants should normally have obtained at least a Second Class (Grade 1) Honours in Spanish (language and literature/culture) in a primary degree. Applicants may be required to present themselves for interview or further assessment before a final decision is made. Prospective candidates are required to contact the Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Department of Hispanic Studies informally before applying.
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent
Please note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes
No work experience is required.
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