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How long you will study
1 - 2 Years
Domestic course fees
GBP 4327 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 14500 per year
An MA by Research in Latin American Studies enables you to undertake a substantial project, led by your own passions and interests.
It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.
Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research in form of a PhD in Modern Languages.
You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).
Your project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions start before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.
Research in Latin American Studies at Swansea has strong links to American Studies through the Centre for the Comparative Study Portugal, Spain and the Americas (CEPSAM). Our focus is twentieth-century Latin American fiction and testimonial writing, with particular expertise in Argentinian Studies.
You will be closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of the project. This involves fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals thereafter.
As a research student, you are required to attend skills and training courses. You deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, at the annual departmental postgraduate symposium in June, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.
Notes about fees for this course
The fees displayed here are for the full-time study option only. For fee information about the part-time study options, please visit the course page on the institution website.
MA by Research - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).
If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at: www.swansea.ac.uk/english-tests.
Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).
Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications.
Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).
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Where are you from?
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.
Why choose Swansea University?
Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.
What course are you doing?
BSc Actuarial Science
What do you do in your free time?
I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.
What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.
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