Latin American Studies MA

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This multidisciplinary degree provides a comprehensive range of specialist modules in the social sciences and humanities,attracting students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Students will develop analytic and critical perspectives in multidisciplinary aspects of Latin American anthropology, cultural studies and literature, economics, geography and environmental issues, history, politics and international relations, depending on their chosen areas of specialisation. They will gain key research skills, together with in-depth knowledge of current analytical debates in the field of Latin American Studies.

Programme structure

The programme consists of one core module (15 credit), five one-term (15 credit) option modules - or equivalent if a two-term (30 credit) module is selected (75 credits in total), and the research dissertation (90 credits). All core and option modules are 15 credits. Some options 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

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

July 31, 2015

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