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Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc
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.
What will I learn?
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.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The Institute of the Americas occupies a unique position at the core of academic study of the region in the UK, promoting, coordinating and providing a focus for research and postgraduate teaching on the Americas - Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.
The Institute actively maintains and builds ties with cultural, diplomatic and business organisations with interests in the Americas, and provides resources to the wider academic community, serving and strengthening national networks of North Americanist, Latin Americanist and Caribbeanist scholars.
Students benefit from tuition by world-leading scholars in an academic environment at the cutting edge of research in the humanities and social sciences.
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Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (15 credits each), four elective modules (amounting to a total of 60 credits), and the research dissertation (90 credits).
Please note: Some options may not be available in 2013–14.
All students write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a research topic of their choice related to Globalisation or Development in Latin America.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, independent reading and research, presentations, seminar discussions and research skills training. Assessment is through essays, term papers, presentations, analytical exercises, closed book examinations and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A basic reading competence in Spanish or Portuguese is desirable. Students without such skills may be considered but are advised to undertake a separate language course prior to or during their programme.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for graduates with a first degree in a relevant subject, who have competence in Spanish and/or Portuguese, and who wish to develop their understanding of Globalisation and Latin American Development for further research and/or a career in this field.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Globalisation and Latin American Development at graduate level
- why you want to study Globalisation and Latin American Development at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Graduates of this programme will be well placed to use their skills and knowledge to find employment in government, business, journalism, finance and international NGOs, teaching, or for further research in this field.
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