Spanish and Latin American Studies offers personal supervision and teaching by experts in a wide variety of fields, innovative course programmes, and a lively intellectual environment. The postgraduate programmes  offered by the Department of Spanish aim to expand students’ understanding and knowledge of important concepts in the literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, to enhance their analytical, creative and reflective skills, and to cultivate their love of Spanish and Latin American cultures.

Research Environment:
The School runs friendly, informal research seminars and regularly invites guest lecturers to share their expertise with the School. Members of the School, including postgraduate students, regularly participate in national and international conferences.

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures has a regular research seminar series and postgraduate students are invited to attend and participate.

The School has links with An Foras Feasa (Humanities Research Institute), and frequently collaborates with the Instituto Cervantes (Dublin). It is also has research links with the University of Alcalá (Spain), built on the historical connection between Maynooth and the Irish College at Alcalá.

As a postgraduate student in the Spanish and Latin American Studies, you will be able to
• Enhance your understanding and knowledge of  Spanish language and cultures
• Enhance your research, linguistic, and other transferable skills
• Carry out research in your chosen area of specialization under the supervision of an expert in the field
• Meet established academics in the field of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
• Become part of a specialist group of scholars and participate in research seminars and international conferences

Postgraduate Information

Spanish and Latin American Studies Postgraduate Coordinator:

For enquiries about postgraduate study in Spanish and Latin American Studies please contact the coordinator, or contact us directly:

Dr Mercedes Carbayo-Abengozar
Head of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Callan Building, Room 2.108
+353 1 474 7120

Consultation Hours

Graduate Studies Office


Postgraduate Degree Programmes:

MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies (MHZ50)

MLitt in Spanish and Latin American Studies (MHZ04: FT; MHZ05:PT)

Structured PhD in Spanish and Latin American Studies (MHZ02: FT; MHZ03: PT)


  Research Post Graduate Handbook

Spanish Department Forms: MA Cover Sheet
Spanish and Latin American Studies Medical Certificate Form

Examination Information:
Please consult the handbook and module descriptor for details of assessment.
Examination Papers from previous years are available from the Library.
General Information about Examinations is available from the Examinations Office.

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