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Birkbeck, University of London: Spanish and Latin American Studies

Institution Birkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Cultures and Languages
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

Our Graduate Diploma in Spanish and Latin American Studies is ideal if you wish to familiarise yourself with and understand the rich cultural histories of Spain and Latin America, including Brazil, while also improving your Spanish and your research and study skills.

The programme has been designed for those who want to refresh their knowledge of Spanish and Latin American studies, including Brazilian studies, in preparation for a Master's degree, particularly if you have taken a break from studying and need to refamiliarise yourself with the field, or if you have a degree in a different but relevant subject area. The programme will also suit international students who want to deepen their knowledge of Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American cultures while experiencing life and study in the UK, as well as teachers who want to refresh and deepen their knowledge, but who do not necessarily want to undertake a full MA quite yet.

This programme will help you reinforce your Spanish language skills at an advanced level and develop your analytical and critical skills in the study of Spanish and Latin American cultural forms, including art, film, history, literature, urban studies and linguistics. You will learn the latest theoretical approaches to cultural critique and explore a wide range of cultural forms within their social and historical contexts.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

HIGHLIGHTS - Designed for students who require further training to progress to an MA programme, such as Birkbeck's MA/MRes Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.

  • In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Modern Languages and Linguistics achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 73% of our research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • Ours is a community of scholars with shared interests in interdisciplinary topics and cross-cultural research.

  • Our affiliated research centres, the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS) and Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC), provide important platforms for this exchange.

  • The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

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Introduction
Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics …

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