Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies (MA)

Overview

The Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies offers a dynamic curriculum focusing on a contextualized knowledge of the languages, literatures, and cultures of Latin America, Spain and other Spanish-speaking communities within the US and Canada. The following areas of research are central to the curriculum and intellectual agenda of the program: the current state of literary, cultural and linguistic criticism, visual culture, contemporary debates on the first nations of the Hispanic World, redefinition of minorities in the digital age, and specific issues concerning multilingualism and multiculturalism.

The first M.A. in Spanish was conferred in the early 1950s.

What makes the program unique?

Students have the possibility of holding Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships. Our students have access, in addition to all the libraries of UBC, to a Reading Room with a collection of several thousand books, as well as computers. A

Graduate Forum, organized by students in conjunction with faculty members, is held once a month. Every year a symposium is held at which students present their research to the department.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Arts
Subject
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Hispanic Studies
Program Components
Coursework + Options
Faculty
Faculty of Arts

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Time: 10:00 to 11:00
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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

90
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21
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21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 November 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 April 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 April 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
Transcript Deadline: 31 March 2019
Referee Deadline: 31 March 2019

January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 May 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 31 July 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 June 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 June 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 June 2019
Transcript Deadline: 30 June 2019
Referee Deadline: 30 June 2019

Career Options

The M.A. prepares students for teaching positions in junior colleges. Students who recently graduated have pursued their studies in Library Science, Education, and Hispanic studies at the doctoral level. In addition, former students have obtained positions in the public and private sectors.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,632.61$2,868.22
Tuition per year$4,897.83$8,604.66
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications79774
Offers57342
New registrations46221
Total enrolment911667

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 71.43% based on 14 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 9 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 3.33 years with an average of 2.33 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 23 September 2018].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Alvarez-Moreno, Raul (Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts, Language, Knowledge, Significance and Thought Building, Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature and Culture (Celestina, picaresque novel, short story), Economy and Medieval Literature and Culture , Visual Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Relations between Language and Ideology, Travel Writing)
  • Beasley-Murray, Jon (Latin American studies, social and political theory)
  • Beauchesne, Kim (Colonial Latin American literature and culture, Postcolonial theory, Comparative literature, Notions of hybridity and multiculturalism, Translation Studies, Trans-Atlantic/Trans-Pacific Studies, Politics of utopia in Latin America, Legacy of colonialism in Latin American contemporary literature, Literature and human rights )
  • Fernandez Utrera, Maria Soledad (Peninsular contemporary literature and culture)
  • Santos, Alessandra (Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies , Latin American Literatures and Cultures , Brazilian Literature and Culture, Modern and Contemporary Literatures and Cultures)
  • Zhang, Gaoheng (Intercultural and Ethnic Relationships, Cultural Exchanges, Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Media and Society, Media Ethics, Media and Democratization, Migration Studies, Mobility Studies , Postcolonial Studies , Gender and Masculinity Studies, Race Theory, Film and Media Studies, Rhetoric and Communication Studies , Cultural Theory, Italian-Chinese relations , Italy's global networks , Modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture)
 
 

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 November 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
31 March 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 March 2019

January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 May 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
31 July 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 June 2019

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