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MA Latin American Studies (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
9285 GBP
National
4510 GBP
EU
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Institute of the Americas
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This multidisciplinary degree brings together the academic expertise of staff of the Institute of the Americas with Latin American specialists from four colleges of the University of London. The programme’s graduates have established careers in research, journalism, teaching and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and NGOs.

  • 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, including 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.
  • Student / staff ratios › 12 staff including 2 postdocs › 75 taught students › 19 research students

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Eligibility Criteria

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 the programme.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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Course Modules

Core Module
Researching the Americas: Latin America and the Caribbean
Options

  • Confronting the Colossus: US Anti-imperialism, 1945-present
  • Democratization in Latin America
  • Histories of Exclusion: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
  • Key Economic Thinkers of Latin America
  • The International Politics of Latin America
  • Latin American Economies: Beyond Neoliberalism
  • Latin American Political Economy
  • The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Politics and Society
  • Money and Politics in Latin America
  • The Politics of Human Rights in Latin America: Transitional Justice
  • Politics, Society and Development in the Modern Caribbean
  • Society and Development in Latin America
  • Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dissertation/report
All students write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a research topic of their choice linked to the subject area of one of their taught modules.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, presentations, research skills training, independent reading and research. Assessment is through essays and term papers, group and individual presentations, analytical exercises, closed book examinations and the dissertation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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