The Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies offers a wide variety of courses on Lusophone studies covering Brazilian, Portuguese and Lusophone African literatures, music and cultural histories as well as Brazilian and European variants of Portuguese language. Beginning with our first-year required module, Global Iberias, you will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. The required language modules help students refine and deepen the linguistic knowledge essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near native fluency.
In Management you will study required modules in organisational studies, accounting, marketing, and international business, as well as a range of specialist options. The course includes a year in a Portuguese-speaking country.
Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this course.
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Our courses are taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly and well-resourced environment. Through lectures, interactive seminars and individual tutorials we help students to become independent, lifelong learners, who contribute to the quality of their own education.
You will be studying with staff who are experts in a rich variety of fields and whose advanced research will put you at the cutting edge of critical thinking. As you progress, you will be able to tailor your degree according to your particular interests and gain exposure to different disciplines and approaches, such as History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Gender & Cultural studies, as well as Film and Visual Arts.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Our courses offer students a flexible yet coherent structure within which to explore the richness of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. In the first year, you will take a required language module and a culture module, ‘Global Iberias’. In subsequent years, you will take a required language module, and choose from a variety of optional modules. In your final year, you may take a research topic to replace one or two of your modules.
Progression from year to year depends upon passing the required number of credits and the required language module.
We are located in the heart of London, within easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres (eg the Instituto Cervantes, Camoes Institute) that promote Hispanic and Lusophone culture including theatre, music, and art. The Maughan Library contains an extensive collection of material on the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds, including several in the Rare Books collection. Within London there are other important complementary collections in the libraries and research institutes of the University of London and the British Library.