Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies PhD
University of Bristol
Key Course Facts
MPhil: a standalone, one-year (full-time) research degree. Students will undertake their own research project, concluding in the submission of a 25,000 word dissertation. Students may have the option to audit units from our taught master's courses if they are relevant to their research.
PhD: a research project undertaken across three years (full-time, plus a writing up period), culminating in an 80,000 word thesis. As well as having the option to audit taught units, there may be the potential for PhD students to teach units themselves from their second year of study onwards.
Research in the department ranges widely across the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds, from the early-modern period to the present, and geographically across the Americas, Africa and Europe.
A great deal of our research centres on the nature of connections:
connections between places connections between times connections between disciplines. Global culture and history are fundamental to our work. We research how Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries shaped the world, across Europe, America, Africa and Asia. We ask how they fit into the wider globe. We explore new ways to express those relationships, including through digital humanities.
We welcome applications from students wishing to pursue tailor-made research to master's (MPhil) or doctoral (PhD) level. All postgraduates participate in a vigorous programme of research events and make key contributions to the research activities of the department, the School of Modern Languages and the faculty.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
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MPhil: An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.
Tuition Fees Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies PhD
|England UK||£4565||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4565||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4565||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is a traditional red brick research university located in Bristol, England. This university does not have a campus that it designates as its main campus, but instead has a group of buildings in the city centre which is referred to as the “University precinct”. With six different faculties and 29 distinct schools, there is sure to be something of interest for almost any student at Bristol.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Global Studies with Latin American Studies (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||85%||11%||2%||£9250||£16850||113||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|American Studies and Politics with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)||Swansea University||78%||5%||6%||£9000||£16000||128||Swansea||On campus Full-time|
|American Studies and War Studies BA (Hons)||York St John University||85%||0%||10%||£9250||£12750||83||York||On campus Full-time|
|Criminology and American Studies (United States) (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||87%||0%||10%||£9250||£14020||89||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Spanish and Latin American Studies BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||70%||5%||5%||£9000||£14300||119||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|History and American Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||York St John University||81%||0%||8%||£9250||£12750||107||York||On campus Full-time|
|American Studies and English BA (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||73%||3%||15%||£9250||£20000||136||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|American Studies (United States) (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||78%||0%||20%||£9250||£14020||90||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|American Studies and History BA (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||63%||5%||5%||£9250||£20000||130||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Criminology and American Studies (United States) (term abroad) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||87%||3%||12%||£9250||£14020||95||Colchester||On campus Full-time|