University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Latin American Studies

Topics covered include: Latin American literature, cinema and visual arts; Latin American cities; inequality in Latin America; violence and human development challenges; and race in Latin America.

Entry requirements

1st class (or high 2.1) Honours degree from UK university, or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English, require an IELTS score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component); the certificate of advanced English (CAE) is accepted with a grade A in the first instance, however applicants must also be assessed by the university language centre; the certificate of proficiency in English (CPA) is accepted with a grade A or B only if the certificate is awarded no more than two years before the start of the course.

Course modules

Modules include: Inequalities in Latin America; Latin American film and visual arts; Latin American literary culture; cities in Latin America; Latin America: violence and human; development challenges; race and indigeneity in Latin America.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on 3 essays and a 15000-word research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Eligible students can for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships. Fully-funded scholarships are also available from The Gates Trust and Cambridge Trusts. All applicants are also automatically considered for Simon Bolivar bursaries, covering part of the costs of the MPhil.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 9,960 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 19,557 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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