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Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (Hispanic Studies)

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
25300 GBP/year
9700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (Hispanic Studies) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is a good stepping stone to a PhD, but is equally of value as a stand-alone qualification. It allows you to be part of the wider taught masters community, whilst specialising in what most interests you right from the beginning.


Spanish was formally added to the University of Edinburgh’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, Basque, Catalan, Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish studies. 

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

Join the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (Hispanic Studies) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh and undertake a project comprising research assignments and a 15,000-word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

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


Based in the Main University Library, the Centre for Research Collections is unique in the UK, bringing together a collection of more than 400,000 rare books, six kilometres of archives and manuscripts, and the University’s collections of art, historical musical instruments and other objects.

Many of our Special Collections are digitised and available online and include treasures such as a 1629 edition of Cervantes, early translations of the Lusiads, paintings by Murillo and Picasso, and Jan Fairley’s rich collection of Latin American music recordings and interviews, which is held in the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

Programme Structure

  • Between the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), you’ll find a range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills.
  • You will also have access to the University’s fantastic libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have near-native speaker competence in the relevant language(s).
  • MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time fees per year
  • Home: £4,850
  • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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