Doctorate/Doctorado in Latin American Literature

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Tom Head, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    A good friend of mine did most of her dissertation for a Doctorado in Filologia at Universidad de la Habana a couple of decades ago, but dropped out (or was driven out) due to "doctrine" requirements (she wasn't a communist). She has a master's degree and would be interested in pursuing an inexpensive distance learning doctorate in Latin American literature, preferably one that would accept her prior work (though I understand that this is a long shot). I'm going to do my own poking around, but do any of you folks know of something you'd recommend, or that has been recommended to you, along these lines? She's fluent in both Spanish and English, but would prefer a pure Spanish-based program if possible.

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  2. JLV

    JLV Active Member


    Try UNED . This is the Spanish "Open University", a publicinstitution wit hsome 200,000 students if I am correct. All programs are in Spanish though, and require an excellent command of the language. The price for her doctorate would be around $300 - $400 a year (it is heavily subsidized by the Spanish government and the EU). A great deal! I can also tell you it is probably very demanding. She can take her exams in a number of places all over the world, including NYC, Brussels, London, etc,... The format is similar to that of the AMerican PhD (first a taught part and then an original thesis). She might have to go to Madrid to present her dissertation, but it would be a unique opportunity to visit El Prado Museum, El Escorial, Toledo, etc,... You can email me if you wish to have more detailed information. Oh, yeah, she might find some problems with the evaluation of her previous education. But that shouldn´t stop her. It is worth it.

    Cordial greetings
  3. JLV

    JLV Active Member

    I forgot. The offical title would be Filología Hispánica.

  4. tmartca

    tmartca New Member

    Texas A&M offers a PhD in Hispanic Studies. It's an new DL program and there seems to be a one year residency requirement.

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