Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Research specialisations and supervision of research candidates in this area include:

  • Hispanic and Lusophone cinema
  • Spanish and Latin American popular culture
  • Spanish sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and media and political discourses
  • Spanish, Catalan and Latin American literatures and cultures.

For up-to-date information about research areas, refer to the staff and research interest sections on the Spanish and Latin American studies website at


Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)

Students complete one of the following (48 points):

  • two coursework honours units and a 24-point thesis
  • three coursework honours units and a 12-point thesis

Coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the Spanish and Latin American studies postgraduate coordinator.

For details of unit offereings refer to the honours-level Spanish and Latin American language and studies page at

Relevant courses

  • 3937 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.