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Latin American Politics MSc
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.
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.
- AMERG013: The Caribbean from the Haitian Revolution to the Cuban Revolution
- 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
- AMERG049: Money and Politics in Latin America
- AMERG050: Latin American Political Economy
- AMERG051: Histories of Exclusion: Race and Ethnicity in 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
- 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)
- PUBLG058 Democratic Political Institutions (15 credits)
- PUBLG059 Democracy and Constitutional Design (15 credits)
- PUBLG063 International Human Rights Standards and Institutions (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