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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

Festival of Ideas 2015: Power and Resistance

28 October 2015

CLAS participated in this year’s Festival of Ideas with some lively performances of Latin American protest songs, framed by introductions by three of our PhD students.

PhD success!

12 November 2015

Congratulations to the 8 students who have submitted their PhD theses within the last year at CLAS, 6 of whom are already in academic posts.

Centre of Latin American Studies 1966-2016

5 February 2016

The Centre of Latin American Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The Centre currently draws together over thirty Latin Americanists across the University to teach its students and is the hub for a wider research community, representing one of the largest and most diverse concentration of researchers working on Latin America in the UK.

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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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