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Latin American Studies MA
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.
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.
NOTE: Some module options and elective modules may not be available every year.
- AMERG004 Democratization in Latin America
- TBC FOR 2015-16 AMERG010 Politics, Society and Development in the Modern Caribbean
- AMERG012 Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
- AMERG015 The Politics of Human Rights in Latin America: Transitional Justice
- AMERG019 Society and Development in Latin America
- AMERG034 The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Politics, and Society
- AMERG036 Latin American Economics: Beyond Neoliberalism
- AMERG039 The International Politics of Latin America
- AMERG047 Confronting the Colossus: US Anti-imperialism, 1945-present
- AMERG049 Money and Politics in Latin America
- AMERG050 Latin American Political Economy
- AMERG051 Histories of Exclusion: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
- AMERG052 Key Economic Thinkers of Latin America
Students may select up to 30 credits from the following approved postgraduate modules offered by other UCL departments, or externally at other institutions.
NOTE: These modules are subject to availability. We are
waiting for confirmation from the relevant departments whether these modules
will run in 2015-16 and will update the information shortly
- ARCLG158 Maya Art, Architecture and Anthropology (15 credits)
- ARCLG201 Aztec Archaeology: Codices and Ethnohistory (15 credits)
- BENVGES1 The Political Ecology of Environmental Change (30 credits)
- BENVGES4 Urban Agriculture (30 credits)
- BENVGES5 Adapting Cities to Climate Change in the Global South (15 credits)
- BENVGPU4 Gender in Policy and Planning (30 credits)
- BENVGSD2 Social Diversity Inequality and Poverty (30 credits)
- PUBLG014 The Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights (15 credits)
- PUBLG052 The Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights (15 credits)
- PUBLG063 International Human Rights Standards and Institutions (15 credits)
- SPANG009B The Works of Jorge Luis Borges (30 credits)
- SPANG019 Advanced Translation from and into Spanish (30 credits)
- SPANG021 The Conquest of Mexico (15 credits)
NOTE: These modules are subject to availability. We are waiting for confirmation from the relevant departments whether these modules will run in 2015-16 and will update the information shortly
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.
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.
UK/EU Full Time
UK/EU Part Time
Overseas Full Time
Overseas Part Time
July 31, 2015