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Spanish and Portuguese


Applications and Funding

Information on applications, entry requirements and funding can be found here.


The requirement for admission to any graduate course is a good honours degree in French or Modern Languages. The standard normally required is that of a first class or high 2.1 degree, or its equivalent. It is also expected that all candidates for a PhD will have achieved a distinction in a masters degree by the time they begin the doctorate.

Applicants for the PhD will be called for interview by members of the Department in the Lent (Spring) Term of the year in which they wish to begin their studies. The interview will seek to establish the suitability of the candidate in relation to our resources and specialist interests.


There are several funding opportunities to support postgraduate research, both through the University and the Colleges: 

Applicants should contact for more information on postgraduate study in the Spanish and Portuguese Section and should consult our staff research interests.