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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

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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


15 October 2020

Monday 19 October (17:00-18:30) UK Time SALVADOR ALLENDE MEMORIAL LECTURE Free registration

Updates to course for new MPhil students

29 July 2020

Click here to see the changes to our MPhil teaching for 2020-21.

The Centre of Latin American Studies remembers Dr Asdrúbal Baptista

21 July 2020

Asdrúbal Baptista, Simón Bolívar Chair 2001-2002 Asdrúbal Baptista was one of the most affable and energetic Simon Bolivar professors of recent years. He brought to Cambridge not only his expertise as an economist, but a much wider interest in Venezuelan and Latin American social science and history. With experience in...

The Centre of Latin American Studies remembers Dr Francisco Kerdel-Vegas

21 July 2020

The Centre of Latin American Studies remembers Dr Francisco Kerdel-Vegas, co-founder of the Simón Bolívar Chair and member of Trinity College who sadly passed away in Madrid on June 18, 2020. Dr Kerdel-Vegas played a pivotal role in the creation of the Centre’s most important academic appointment: the Simón Bolívar Chair,...

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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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