This programme targets graduates who hold a BA in Spanish from UWI or a valid equivalent degree from another University. It is a part-time programme which students are normally required to complete in a minimum period of 3 calendar years.

The criteria for eligibility are as follows:

  • At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree from UWI or the equivalent;
  • Candidates must have read and passed at least 4 courses in Hispanic Literature in Years II and III of the BA in Spanish, all at or above Grade B;
  • Candidates who do not satisfy the aforementioned requirements may be allowed to take a qualifying examination.

Requirements for the Degree

MA Spanish students read one year-long course, two Theory courses, and four Hispanic Literature courses.

  • HUMN 6699 Methods of Research and Literary Scholarship (year-long)
  • SPAN 6008 Advanced Literary Theory
  • SPAN 6009 Issues in Contemporary Literary Theory

Any four of the following semester-long courses, as available, must be read for the MA. SPAN courses offered may vary from year to year.

A Reading Field and a Research Paper must be completed:

  • One Reading Field (the list provided to students at beginning of programme). The seminar presentation must be made before the start of Semester 3 of the course of study.
  • One Research Paper of approximately 10,000 to 15,000 words for 12 credits (submitted at the end of Year 2 by November).

Find out more about research in progress and the titles of some completed postgraduate (MA, MPhil and PhD) theses in Spanish.