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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Spanish and Latin American Studies

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Full time | University of Aberdeen | 36 months | JAN-21

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Full time


36 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Spanish Language Latin American Spanish Spain Studies American Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This degree based in the School of Language, Literature, Film and Visual Culture, our research programmes in Spanish and Latin American Studies are distinguished for research on 20th and 21st century Spain; contemporary and historical Mexico; gender history in modern Spain and Latin America; translation studies; history of science in Latin America; and studies of citizenship and society in Latin America and Spain.

Our Research

Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law
The Centre studies how political principles function, drawing from seven disciplines

The Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine
We research teaching and engagement in the history, philosophy and ethics, literature and museology of science, technology and medicine.

Interdisciplinary Research
We welcome interdisciplinary research projects across more than one department.

Postgraduate degrees in Spanish and Latin American Studies prepare students for degrees in the civil service, international organisations, industry, academic administration or the media. They can also prepare students for careers in University teaching and research in this country or abroad (recent doctoral graduates have been appointed to lectureships in London, Lancaster and Sheffield).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The research student fee rate for UK/EU/RUK students is set by the Research Council (UKRI). For 2019/20, the Research Council fee rate was £4,320 and the given fees subject to change for the entry 2020/21.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally, the minimum entrance requirement for admission to the PhD is a 2:1 (B-average) degree in an appropriate field, or equivalent. It is preferable that you hold a Masters in the chosen area of study as well.

University information

The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Founded in 1495, the University celebrated its 525th anniversary in 2020. Since founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from all over the world, study either on campus or online and the university...more

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