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Iberian and Latin American Studies

Birkbeck, University of London

48 months
13500 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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Iberian and Latin American Studies from Birkbeck, University of London is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. 


Iberian and Latin American Studies from Birkbeck, University of London prime concern is with producing top-quality work that in different ways questions the boundaries of the disciplines we work in and seeks to bring new materials, theories and methods into them.

The research programme in Iberian and Latin American studies is both exciting and innovative. 

Students at Iberian and Latin American Studies from Birkbeck, University of London will develop knowledge in across the following field 

  • from Golden Age art to Luso-Brazilian imperial history and culture and the colonial literatures and cultures of Spanish America; 
  • from contemporary Spanish and Portuguese cinema and urban studies to Latin American literature, poetry, cinema and museum studies - and the research published by both staff and students is also groundbreaking.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Golden Age art; 
  • Spanish American colonial art and cultural history; Spanish and Latin American fiction; 
  • Spanish and Latin American poetry; 
  • Spanish urban studies; 
  • childhood and youth studies in modern Spain; 
  • cultural history of Brazilian tropicality; 
  • Portuguese Asian and African colonial history; 
  • modern Spanish, 
  • Portuguese and Latin American cultural studies,

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits
  • MPhil - 180 credits
  • PhD - 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Draft a full research proposal
  • A good degree with Spanish or Portuguese as a main component.
  • Graduates in other subjects may be asked to take a qualifying examination.
  • You will also need to submit a 2000-word research proposal prior to consideration for interview.
  • If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the standard requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Part-time home students: £2439 pa 
  • Part-time international students: £6825 pa 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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