Hispanic Studies for Postgraduates

Postgraduate students in Hispanic Studies form part of a community of researchers working on many different aspects of the history, literature, culture, film and politics of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds.

For entry in 2019, we are offering a brand new programme called the MA Modern Languages and Cultures. On this programme you can specialise in a single area of study such as Hispanic Studies, Catalan Studies or Latin American Studies or you can pursue a broader programme of different areas of study crossing the full range of languages and cultures we offer. This programme will replace the MA Hispanic Studies, the MA Catalan Studies and the MA Latin American Studies.

Our MA programmes are designed to enable students to develop their own research interests. We also offer PhD/MPhil supervision on a wide range of topics, including Spanish literature and culture from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Spanish linguistics, Latin American literature and culture, US/Latin American relations, Mexican drug wars and much more. Please see the individual staff pages for further information about research interests and specialisms. Find out about postgraduate research currently being undertaken by our PhD students.

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Here are some examples of recently completed theses:

Wealth, Poverty and Social Mobility in Restoration Spain: A Critique of Liberal Society in the Novelas contemporáneas of Benito Pérez Galdós

Creative Encounters with Menstruation in Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Women’s Writing

Reproducing Imperial Visions of Bolivia? The personal, the cultural and the economic in the British and Bolivian press

Seriously Funny: Towards an Interpretative Framework for an Analysis of Catalan Satirical Cartoons in the Twentieth Century

The Representation of Banditry in Latin America

Education and the Genesis of El doctor Centeno by Benito Pérez Galdós

The Pursuit of Solidarity in the Novels of Belén Gopegui

Peruvian Cinema, National Identity and Political Violence, 1988-2004

University of Sheffield Postgraduate Open Days

Each session, we hold a University Open Day where prospective postgraduate students can come and meet staff and students and:

• Find out more about the course(s) you are interested in studying in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
• Find out about our facilities and services for Postgraduate communities
• Find out about funding, accommodation and the application process

We also offer the opportunity of University-wide postgraduate visit afternoons via the links below. In addition, you can contact Dr Hayley Rabanal (h.rabanal@sheffield.ac.uk) for further information.
University Open Days and visit afternoons