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The University of Edinburgh: Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (Hispanic Studies) PhD

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Research

Summary

Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research; and to make an original, positive contribution to learning in Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies (formerly Hispanic Studies).

We specialise in the major areas of Spanish, Spanish-American and Portuguese literary and cultural studies, including Brazil and Lusophone Africa.

Spanish was formally added to the University’s curriculum in 1919 and, in over a century since, has developed into one of the best-established subject areas of its kind in the UK, with teaching and research in Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish and Latin American studies.

Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors.

We have particular strengths in:

  • Latin American poetry, narrative and film, especially in Chile and Argentina from the 19th to 21st centuries

  • the Spanish Golden Age

  • Modern Spanish narrative

  • Indigenous filmmaking

  • Cuban post-1959 culture

  • Lusophone African literatures

  • Portuguese contemporary culture

Working with colleagues elsewhere in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, and across the wider University, we are able to support PhD theses crossing boundaries between languages and/or disciplines, including comparative literature, film studies, and translation studies.

Over the course of your PhD, you’ll be expected to complete an original body of work under the expert guidance of your supervisors leading to a dissertation of usually between 80,000 and 100,000 words.

You will be awarded your doctorate if your thesis is judged to be of an appropriate standard, and your research makes a definite contribution to knowledge.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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