MA Latin American 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.

I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed and thrived in my research. I felt challenged, encouraged and supported at all times, and very much felt like part of an active department, even as a student. It was a very easy decision to come back here to do my PhD, I never seriously considered anywhere else knowing the department I would be attached to.

Pete Watson, MA Latin American Studies, Doctoral Candidate

About the course

2018 start

Course description

Specialise in aspects of Latin American culture and society. You’ll use your skills and knowledge from Hispanic Studies or a related discipline to focus on this rich and vibrant area of the world.

There are modules on the literature, culture, politics and history of major Latin American nations. The course includes research training, supervised study on a specialised Latin American topic and a dissertation. You can also choose optional tailor-made directed reading modules.

Postgraduate students from School of Languages and Cultures

Core modules

  • Dissertation
  • Research Skills

Teaching and assessment

You’ll be taught through seminars, tutorials and practical sessions of analysis and discussion.

Assessment is by essays, reviews, translations and a dissertation.

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

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Professor Philip Swanson

Professor Philip Swanson

Research interests:
Latin American literature and culture.

Major research focus:
The evolution of fiction in Latin America, seeking to identify patterns of change and reasons for them.

Recent work:
The uses made of novelist Isabel Allende by various interest groups. Also working on a project on representations of Latin America, looking at the way in which the subcontinent has been recreated in the Western imagination via travel, consumption, cinema and mass culture.

Published extensively on Latin American fiction, including books on the New Novel, José Donoso and Gabriel García Márquez. His latest publication is The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel García Márquez, to which he contributed and also coordinated.

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