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Centre of Latin American Studies

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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 with leading scholars in their fields. We are also committed to helping you develop your future career. 

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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

50th Anniversary: Centre of Latin American Studies 1966-2016

5 September 2016

The Centre of Latin American Studies celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.

2 Mayors, 2 Cities: Urban Transformation in Cali and Medellín

27 February 2017

15 March 2017, 2 - 6pm. Keynes Hall, King's College.

The Cambridge-UDLAP Visiting Fellowship

8 February 2017

2017 call for applications deadline 15 March 2017.

New funding available for postgraduate degrees in Latin American Studies at Cambridge

14 December 2016

UK and EU applicants for the MPhil and PhD programmes at CLAS are now eligible for ESRC studentships in social sciences and economics. Apply by 4 January.

MPhil Open Event

25 October 2016

5.00 - 6.30pm, Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Taller-Discusión-Lectura: Escritura de mujeres y crítica feminista

25 October 2016

Con Raquel Olea y Carmen Berenguer. 15.30 - 17.30, viernes 28 de octubre, 2016

University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2016

22 September 2016

Latin American Studies quizzes and memory games, 22 October, 2 - 4pm

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Science in Text and Culture in Latin America

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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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