UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Caribbean and Latin American Studies

This course offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the diverse societies of both the South American continent and the Caribbean from a multi-disciplinary and comparative perspective. The programme�s graduates have established careers in research, journalism, teaching and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and NGOs.

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, French or Portuguese is desirable. Students without such skills may be considered but are advised to undertake a separate language course prior to or during their programme.

Course modules

Core modules: the Caribbean from the Haitian revolution to the Cuban revolution; researching the Americas (Latin America and the Caribbean); options:; democratisation in Latin America; histories of exclusion (race and ethnicity in Latin America); the international politics of Latin America; key economic thinkers 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; Latin American economics (beyond neoliberalism); environmental issues, movements and policies in the Americas; international politics of Latin America.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, presentations, independent reading and research. Assessment is through written assignments including essays and primary source analysis, 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 £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Programmes Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7679 9746