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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Spanish Studies at Queen's University Belfast

Spanish is part of the Modern Languages research cluster, which provides a vibrant environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship. Recognised as a centre of excellence for research into the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond, the cluster is founded on a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos. Research activity within Spanish is situated within an ideological framework which accommodates a balance of traditional and newer areas of investigation, and staff are actively involved in the following four cross-subject research areas:

  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Postcolonialism

Research Strengths

Staff have an established research profile across the spectrum of fields within areas which include:

  • Enlightenment studies
  • Golden Age poetry and drama
  • Latin American studies
  • Nineteenth-century Spanish literature and culture

We also have a strong record in supervising comparative and interdisciplinary theses across the different languages and disciplines represented in the School of Arts, English and Languages and with other Schools in the University.

" 'Because of the variety of research areas among academics in Spanish at Queen's University, students are exposed to a cross section of time periods, genres and geographical regions. The department encourages critical thinking in a multi-disciplinary environment, which, in turn, inspires postgraduate students to contribute to truly cutting edge research.'"Sandra Collins
PHD Student

Career Prospects

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

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