UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Latin American Studies

The programme provides a comprehensive range of specialist modules in the social sciences and humanities, attracting students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours 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.

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.

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 9746