Latin American Studies

School of Advanced Study, University of London

12 months
14240 GBP/year
8040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) welcomes applications from suitably-qualified candidates for its Master’s by Research in Latin American Studies.


Join us and become part of an internationally-recognised centre of excellence, with a close-knit team of expert Latin Americanists who will welcome you into the Institute’s research community and help you make the most of your student experience. All our graduates are awarded a University of London degree.

Programme Structure

Autumn term

Research Themes and Debates in Latin America (30 credits)

Assessment: a portfolio of reports totalling 5,000 words

Spring term

Research Methods in Latin American Studies (30 credits)

Assessment: a literature review of 2,000 words and a dissertation proposal of 3,000 words

Summer term 

Independent research-based dissertation (120 credits)

Assessment: Dissertation of 30,000 words (including footnotes)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.  We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and / or relevant experience.  English is the language of instruction for all programmes offered at the School and applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency. More information about entry requirements.Please note that the Institute requires a minimum number of students to run this Master's programme and reserves the right to withdraw it in the unlikely event that it does not achieve the necessary number of registrations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14240 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-time Home/EU: £4,820.
  • Fees listed are for 2019-20 entry and are subject to annual increase.


ILAS Studentships 2019-20

The Institute of Latin American Studies has a Master's studentship, designed to support students wishing to pursue the MRes in Latin American Studies at ILAS for entry in 2019/2020 on either a full- or part-time basis. Successful applicants will receive a fixed amount of £5,000 for full time study or £2,500 for part time study which will be discounted from their tuition fees. Awards are made at the discretion of the Selection Panel and there is no minimum number of awards made in any year. The award is also conditional on the course registering a minimum number of students and may be withdrawn in the unlikely event that the course does not proceed.Awards are open to Home, EU and Overseas students and the primary selection criterion is academic merit as evidenced by previous academic achievement.

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