Caribbean and Latin American Studies MA

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This MA offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the diverse societies of the Latin American continent and the Caribbean from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective, encompassing not only the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking territories but also the Anglophone, Francophone and Dutch territories of the mainland and islands.

Students will gain a broad empirical knowledge of the diverse societies of Latin America and the Caribbean from the perspective of at least two disciplines, together with an awareness of the general patterns of differences and commonalities in the histories, politics, economies and cultures of the different linguistic territories of the region.

Programme Structure

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (15 credits each), three one-term (15 credit) option modules - or equivalent if a two-term (30 credit) module is selected (45 credits in total), and the research dissertation (90 credits). All core and option modules are 15 credits.

NOTE: Some module options and elective modules may not be available every year.


Full-time 1 year

Part-time 2 years


All students write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic relating to the Caribbean, or Latin America and the Caribbean.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, presentations, independent reading and research. There are a range of assessments including essays, a short oral presentation, and the dissertation.

Tuition fees and funding (2016/17)

For details on tuition fees, funding and other relevant information, please follow this link. Information on other sources of funding can be found in the Study Here pages.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications for entry in September 2017 (academic year 2017/18) is July 31, 2017

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