Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc

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This MSc examines the theoretical issues raised by globalisation and the variant ways in which different Latin American societies have reacted to it. The programme studies the degree to which contemporary indices of globalisation are continuous with earlier forms of Latin America’s global incorporation, and focuses on the ways in which the region’s development is bound up with global processes.

Students will gain a broad understanding of ‘hyperglobalist’, ‘sceptic’ and ‘transformationalist’ notions of globalisation, and of key contributions to current debates surrounding globalisation and Latin American development. They will be able to explain and provide specific national examples of the ways (economic, political, social, cultural and environmental) in which Latin American development articulates with global processes.

Programme structure

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (15 credits each), four option modules (amounting to a total of 60 credits), 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 (2015/16)

UK/EU Full Time
UK/EU Part Time
Overseas Full Time
Overseas Part Time

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Deadline for applications

July 31, 2015

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