Latin American Politics MSc

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The Latin American Politics MSc provides students with an opportunity to develop their general and specialist knowledge of major issues in the politics of Latin America. Students engage with a range of theoretical approaches, and they can take options in the fields of comparative politics, international politics, political sociology and human rights.

Students will develop a detailed understanding of the political histories of major Latin American countries, key public policy issues, the challenges of democratization and democratic consolidation, and the domestic and international influences on political developments in the region. They will gain the key research and analysis skills necessary for professional development in the field of Latin America Politics.

Programme structure

The programme consists of two core modules (15 credit each), four one-term (15 credit) option modules - or equivalent if a two-term (30 credit) module is selected (60 credits in total), and the research dissertation (90 credits). All core and option modules are 15 credits. Some options may not be available in 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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