Institute of Latin American Studies

Why study Latin American studies?

Study the history, sociology, politics literature and culture of Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Learn about the conquest of the Americas, post-colonial identity, the environment, the drugs trade, music and language, development and underdevelopment, modern labour and peasant movements, political economy and diplomacy. You can combine Latin American studies with the study of Spanish or Portuguese language.

Career opportunities

Diplomatic corps, international, government and United Nations agencies, development and other non-government organisations, private consultant, museum curator, academic, publishing, media industry, arts administration, policy advisors, research assistant, information officer, librarian, archives officer.

Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Latin American Studies

  • Postgraduate research in Latin American Studies

    We can supervise research on the languages, literature and culture of Latin America, development and underdevelopment, modern labour and peasant movements, political economy and diplomacy, 20th century history of Mexico, Cuba, and Central America, and the archaeology of Peru, Mexico, and Central America. Supervision is also available to students wanting to pursue postcolonial or transnational research
  • Summer Semester & Winter Intensive subjects: 2016

    • All subjects on HECS (CSP)
    • Also open to the General Public and Students from other Universities
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