Doctoral study in Spanish

Why study with us?

The University of Auckland enjoys strong links with Spain. We hold one of the world's five prestigious Prince of Asturias Chairs of Spanish Language and Culture.

As a doctoral candidate, you'll benefit from: financial support for research expenses through PReSS funding; high-calibre supervision practices; and the networks and expertise of our world-class academic researchers.

Research opportunities

We welcome PhD research proposals in areas such as:

  • Spanish and Latin American film studies
  • Colonial/postcolonial cultural-literary criticism
  • 19th/20th-century Spanish culture and politics
  • Early-Modern Iberian and Colonial Latin American studies
  • Spanish and Latin America women writers and gender studies
  • Subaltern studies, indigenous and Amerindian cultures
  • Popular culture, music and social change, detective fiction
  • Mexican and Caribbean cultural-literary studies
  • Catalan, Galician and Portuguese-Brazilian studies
  • General Hispanic linguistics, Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology and dialectology
  • Theory and practice of Spanish translation

Our people

We study and teach Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures as well as Spanish language.

Past research topics

Scholarships and awards

There are several scholarships you may be eligible for when you decide to pursue your PhD in Spanish:

Help and advice

For help with enrolling in your PhD you can contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to discuss your plans for your doctoral research you can contact our PhD Adviser.

Apply for doctoral study