Honours in Latin American studies

Latin American studiesWhy study Honours in Latin American studies?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in Latin American studies gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program or by direct entry into the PhD program.

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.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (20% of final mark)

Seminars

Attendance at and participation in the Honours Research Seminar in both first and second semesters (10% of final mark).

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor's degree in majoring in Latin American studies, history, European studies or Spanish with a 75% average or better.   You are also normally expected to have completed Honours preparation subject HIS3RHB Reflective and Narrative History (HIS3RHB).

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (20% of final mark)

Seminars

Attendance at and participation in the Honours Research Seminar in both first and second semesters (10% of final mark).

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor degree in majoring in Latin American studies, history, European studies or Spanish with a 75% average or better.   You are also normally expected to have completed Honours preparation subject HIS3RHB Reflective and Narrative History (HIS3RHB).

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

Related study options

Didn't find a suitable course? You could also try these study options:

Institute of Latin American Studies

The Institute of Latin American Studies run fortnightly seminars, organise conferences and sponsor visits by Latin Americanists from the Spanish, Portuguese and English speaking worlds.

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