UCL Institute of the Americas


Latin American Studies MA

This multidisciplinary MA provides in-depth coverage of current debates in the field of Latin American studies, developing knowledge of the region's diverse societies and forces that have shaped them.

About this degree

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In this programme you will develop analytical and critical perspectives on multidisciplinary aspects of Latin American history, politics and international relations, anthropology, geography and environmental issues, and economics, as well as cultural studies.

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Meet a current student

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Our current student James shares what aspects of the Latin American Studies MA course they enjoy the most. 

Hear from our former students 

Teresa Kuhn
"What I particularly enjoyed about my time at the Institute was becoming part of a close-knit community of people with different backgrounds and interests, who share a passion for the Latin American region." 

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Carlo Catapano
"The seminars, workshops, and guest lectures organised by the Institute throughout the year have offered me the opportunity to meet great academics, and to have an insight into the most recent debates on Latin American politics, history, and economics."

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Meet the Programme Director

Professor Paulo Drinot
Professor Paulo Drinot studied economic history at LSE and an MPhil in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford. I read for a DPhil in Modern History also at Oxford. He is currently working on a biography of José Carlos Mariátegui, a project supported by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship.


Prof. Drinot's main research focus is the history of Peru in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His thematic interests include labour history and state formation, racism and exclusion, gender and sexuality, the social history of medicine, and memory and historiography.