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.

NOTE: Some module options and elective modules may not be available every year.

Students can take up to a maximum of 30 credits from other departments (electives) and other University of London colleges (external options) towards their 180 credits, but will need to obtain the explicit approval of the Programme Director.

NOTE: These modules are subject to availability.


Students can take up to a maximum of 30 credits from other departments (electives) and other University of London colleges towards (external options) their 180 credits, but will need to obtain the explicit approval of the Programme Director.

NOTE: These modules are subject to availability.


Availability

Full-time 1 year

Part-time 2 years

Dissertation

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
£8,755
UK/EU Part Time
£4,375
Overseas Full Time
£17,250
Overseas Part Time
£8,755

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Deadline for applications

July 31, 2015

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