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Centre of Latin American Studies

Favela, Rio de Janeiro (photo by Joey Whitfield)

MPhil in Latin American Studies

Students from Britain, Latin America, the United States and across the world take our MPhil each year, attracted by the reputation of Cambridge as a world-class university, and by the rigour and breadth of the course.

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PhD in Latin American Studies

The Centre has a strong community of PhD students working across a wide range of disciplines

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Research Facilities

Postgraduate students and visitors at the Centre of Latin American Studies, recently relocated to the University's newest building, have access to excellent facilities across the university. The world-famous University Library is home to 6 million volumes while the Centre also has its own library and an extensive film collection.

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Latest News & Upcoming Events

CANCELLED - Salvador Allende Memorial Lecture: Monday, 11 November 2019, 5:45pm

4 November 2019

CANCELLED - Cause and Consequence: Slave Trade, Piracy and the Law in the cases of the Spanish schooners Panda and Amistad MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 5.45PM SG1 Ground Floor Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT Abstract

Open Event at the Centre: Friday, 1 November 2019

18 October 2019

Interested in Latin America? Thinking about postgraduate study? Come to the CLAS open evening from 5pm on Friday, 1 November. Details

In memoriam Luis Ospina, Filmmaker and CLAS Visiting Fellow 2008-09

30 September 2019

Friends and colleagues of CLAS will be saddened to learn of the death on Friday of Luis Ospina, one of Colombia’s most important filmmakers and a former Visiting Fellow of the Centre of Latin American Studies (2008-09). Luis Ospina was a founding member of the “Cali School” of filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts amongst whom...

Viva Cuba! Festival of Ideas event: 24 October

17 September 2019

Thursday 24 October, West Road Concert Hall Classico Latino in association with the Centre of Latin America Studies, present a series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, culminating in the launch of the critically acclaimed new album Havana Classic . Delicious food and cocktails will be...

VIII Oxbridge Conference on Brazilian Studies 4-5 October

16 September 2019

VIII Oxbridge Conference on Brazilian Studies 4-5 October, University of Cambridge. Programme & Registration in link above.

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Science in Text and Culture in Latin America

AHRC Science in Text and Culture logo

An AHRC-funded international research network which aims to establish a dialogue between the growing number of academic researchers working on the relationship between science and culture in Latin America.

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Pulsamérica, founded by CLAS MPhil students in 2011, is a Latin American news link that provides a succinct, impartial summary of the week’s news on a country by country basis.

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