Spanish - Research

Course overview
Spanish offers supervision in a number of areas of interest in both Spain and Latin America. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of Discipline; it is based on a proposal from the applicant, following discussion with the staff member whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess an honours degree in Spanish (Second Class, Grade 1 minimum [or equivalent international qualification]).

Application dates

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Course Code: MLITT-SPAN

MLitt (Spanish), full-time
MLitt (Spanish), part-time


Research Areas

Dr. Mel Boland
Linguistics; Latin American literature; translation studies.

Dr. Lorraine Kelly
Modern Latin American Literature; Mexican women writers; Contemporary Latin American Studies.

Dr. Kate Quinn
Southern Cone literature and politics; history and theory of the detective genre in Spain and Latin America; historical narrative.

Prof. Bill Richardson
Spanish language and linguistics; Spanish-English translation; Spanish Second Language Acquisition; deictic reference in Spanish and English; the works of Jorge Luis Borges; the links between language, culture and cognition.

Dr. Lorna Shaughnessy
Modern Spanish poetry; Modern Latin American poetry; political writing from Central America; cultural theory and post-colonial literatures; womens movements and popular culture in Central America.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider