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.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.


Bachelor of Arts

Popular course

ATAR and location:Melbourne: NCAlbury-Wodonga: 54.4Bendigo: 53Mildura: 60.8Shepparton: N/P

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)

Duration: 3 years3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.  Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers.

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