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The 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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Cherie Elston CLAS PhD student (photo by Samuel Mather)

Study for a PhD at the Centre of Latin American Studies

The Centre is host to a lively community of around twenty PhD students working across a variety of disciplines. They benefit from the university's outstanding research facilities as well as the expert individual guidance and support the Centre is able to offer.

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CLAS Open Seminar 2015/16

Seminars are held on Mondays at 5:15pm in the Alison Richard Building on the University's Sidgwick Site. All are welcome. Refreshments are served after each seminar. Find out more about the Open Seminar and the Centre's other events.

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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

Simon Bolivar Professor 2015/16

The Centre of Latin American Studies is delighted to announce that Leonardo Waisman will be spending this academic year in Cambridge as our Visiting Simón Bolívar Professor for 2015-16. A highly esteemed and award-winning musicologist, Waisman comes to us from the Universidad de Córdoba in Argentina and is also a researcher at the CONICET. 

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Latin American Cultural Studies Consortium

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Centre of Latin American Studies are pleased to announce a new Consortium in Latin American Cultural Studies for PhD students. This new flexible arrangement will foster a greater exchange of ideas between students and scholars in the Department and the Centre and provide more opportunities for them to access relevant training, funding and other resources. 

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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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Palabras errantes is a collaborative online project, launched by current PhD students at the Centre of Latin American Studies, Cambridge, to publish contemporary Latin American literature in translation.

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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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