The Masters degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in Spanish. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Arts (Thesis only) in this area of specialisation should:
- gain research skills, through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry and familiarisation with research methods;
- gain critical thinking and analysis; understand social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of Hispanic culture, and by formulating arguments; gain ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically; and
- gain attention to detail.