MA Catalan Studies

Department of Hispanic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Sheffield is a recognised centre of excellence for Hispanic studies. Our flexible courses are supported by world-leading teaching and research.

Hispanic studies at Sheffield is not just about learning a language. It's about immersing yourself in another culture, understanding the way Hispanic peoples think and feel. This level of insight can open the door to a truly international career.

We specialise in Catalan studies and the modern literature and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world. We are also very strong on contemporary Spanish culture and society and nineteenth-century Spanish literature, with a major research project on Pérez Galdós.

We also have expertise in contemporary Spanish politics and the novel, and Hispanic linguistics, language policy and planning.

About this course

Flexibility is what sets our MAs apart.

Specialise in Catalan Studies with the support of our expert and experienced staff and develop your existing skills in Hispanic Studies, modern languages or related disciplines.

You'll study the Catalan language and its cultural context.

There are modules on the literature, politics and history of Catalan culture. You'll receive intermediate to advanced tuition in spoken and written Catalan; beginners' language tuition is also available.

The course includes research training, supervised study on a specialised topic, and a disseration. You can also choose optional tailor-made directed reading modules.

If you're interested in the MA Catalan Studies, please contact us before you apply.

Teaching

  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical sessions of analysis and discussion

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Reviews
  • Translations
  • Dissertation

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David Lloyd, postgraduate Deparment of Hispanic Studies


I love the flexibility of my MA as it allows me to focus on things that interest me most. The course is a great opportunity to delve more deeply into the culture, history and language of some of the most fascinating parts of the world.

David Lloyd, postgraduate student in the Department of Hispanic Studies

Key facts

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent

English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Careers

You'll develop the skills for a career in areas as diverse as higher education, export marketing, creative writing, librarianship and arts administration.

Facilities and resources

We're based in a new, specially designed building, with modern facilities for teaching and research. Our regular research seminars, conferences and study days give you the chance to keep up with innovative thinking and research.

You'll have access to all the materials you'd expect from a major research university, including an extensive collection of Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan-language literature and films, newspapers and periodicals.

Our department

We're very strong on Latin American literature, culture and society, contemporary Spanish culture and society and nineteenth-century Spanish literature – with a major research project on Pérez Galdós.

We specialise in Catalan studies, and the modern literature and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world. We also have expertise in contemporary Spanish politics and the novel, and Hispanic linguistics, language policy and planning.

Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Caroline Wordley
Postgraduate Coordinator
E: c.wordley@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 0631