New PhD studentship in Spanish Studies

Graduate student

King’s is offering a new PhD studentship: the Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies: Art and Literature of 17th and 18th century Spain. Funding is available for a three- to four- year course of study, starting in the academic year 2013/14.

The funding available each year will cover tuition, fees and maintenance costs, plus an allowance for research and travel, and will reflect (as needed) annual adjustments in College or University fees due to inflation. An award may be available in Year 4.

In addition, up to £6,000 will be available in Year 3 to host an international conference at King’s on the topic of 17th and 18th century Spanish art and literature. The studentship-holder will be expected to present some of their thesis work at this conference.

The studentship holder will also be expected to write a short annual report on their work.

How to apply

  1. Return a King's studentship application by 31 January. See the Graduate Finance page.
  2. Apply to the University of Cambridge to study either at the Department of History of Art or the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages). You must put King’s College as your first-choice college. See the University Graduate Admission pages for general admission information. For admissions information for specific departments see:

Unless you have already undertaken a qualifying MPhil course, you will be required to take the introductory MPhil coursework, as described at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Department of the History of Art.

Spanish Studies at King's

King’s College and the University of Cambridge offer a wealth of study opportunities for the selected candidate. The King’s College Library includes a very fine collection of relevant Spanish print and manuscript materials which will be available to the successful candidate.

The College is also the repository for a collection of Professor Nigel Glendinning’s antiquarian books, and the University Library contains a selection of Professor Glendinning’s collection of reference works on Goya.

In addition, King’s offers a friendly graduate community and Grad Suite, and a central Dining Hall and Bar. For more information see the Graduate studies section and the King's Graduate Society website.

For more information, please contact Graduate Tutor Dr Jeremy Morris on

20 November 2013