Graduate studies

Angie Reamer at the Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City

Doctoral candidate Angie Reamer, seen here at the Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City while conducting her research on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Students sitting at a table having coffee together at a restaurant patio

Our close-knit and supportive community allows you to fully immerse yourself in Spanish and Italian literature and culture.

Artwork: Miguel de Cervantes and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Miguel de Cervantes / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

The Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies covers the fields of Peninsular Spanish and/or Latin American Studies, ranging from the medieval to the modern periods in a variety of fields corresponding to the interests of the candidate and the research specialties of Faculty members.

The Master of Arts in Hispanic and Italian Studies permits the candidate to fully utilize the cross-disciplinary resources of the department, particularly with regard to the rich cultural interactions between Spain and Italy in the Medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond.

A thesis and a non-thesis option is available in both programs. Complete information regarding program options, requirements, financial support and course offerings is found in the UVic Academic Calendar.

We also offer a doctorate in Hispanic Studies by special arrangement based on student interest and faculty expertise. Please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies for further information on programs by special arrangement.

Additional detailed information: Hispanic & Italian Studies, Graduate Handbook.

Fields of expertise

Our graduate faculty have research interests in:

  • Latin American literature
  • Spanish literature
  • Italian literature

Apply for admission

The online application deadline for our program is January 15 for Fall term admission (international applicants should apply as early as possible).

Prerequisite: BA (B+ overall average or A- minimum average in final year)
Applicants must also meet the Graduate Admissions requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Additional documents for admission:

  1. Statement of Intent
  2. Sample of written work

More information:

Please contact our Graduate Advisor if you have questions about our MA programs.

About Victoria

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