The Latin American Studies graduates from University College London (UCL) have established careers in research, journalism, teaching, and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and NGOs.
Depending on their chosen areas of specialisation, students 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.
They will gain key research skills, together with in-depth knowledge of current debates in the field of Latin American Studies.
Graduates of this programme will be well placed to use their skills and knowledge to find employment in government, business, journalism, finance, international NGOs, teaching, or for further research in this field.
Students on this degree will have excellent opportunities to expand their professional networks and establish personal contacts that enhance their future employability.
Through institute staff members' extensive professional and personal contacts in the region, and through participating in the institute's extremely active events programme, students will meet potential colleagues in government and the foreign service, development agencies and the international NGO community, business and finance, and print and electronic media.
On the basis of such contacts, recent programme graduates have found employment in government (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), NGOs (Amnesty International, Caritas) and political risk-analysis firms, while others have undertaken PhD research.
- Researching the Americas
- Confronting the Colossus: US Anti-imperialism, 1945-present
- Democratization in Latin America
- Histories of Exclusion: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
- Globalisation and Latin American Development
- The International Politics of Latin America
- Latin American Economics
- State and Society in Latin America: Ethnographic Perspectives
- The Caribbean from the Haitian Revolution to the Cuban Revolution
- Money and Politics in Latin America
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History American Studies View 29 other Masters in American Studies in United Kingdom
- 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.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
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