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Swansea University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 16 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    115 65%

    10th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    1st

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.49 90%

    1st

    3

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