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PhD Research

Our Modern Language departments at King’s were ranked ninth in the UK for research power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework so you’ll be undertaking your PhD with experts in their field. 

With us you can cover research topics ranging from Medieval and Renaissance Spanish and Portuguese to Modern Spanish and Latin American poetry and from Lusophone Atlantic and Islamic history to post-Enlightenment Spanish, Brazilian and Spanish American literature.  

We also offer research expertise and groups in Latin American visual arts, Hispanic drama, Brazilian music and Translation studies spanning fiction and poetry, drama and popular song 

Our PhD students can take advantage of an exciting range of collaborations with partners such as museums, galleries, theatre, cultural institutions and with overseas universities in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.  

Our courses

Duration MPhil: two years full-time, three years part-time. PhD: three-four years full-time, four-six years part-time. September to September, January to January or April to April.

MPhil/PhD Research from the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies at King's College London.

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