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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

Call for Papers

20 May 2016

The Limits of the Human in Latin American Visual Culture, University of Cambridge: 11-12 January 2017

Re-Vistas and the Expanded Present symposium: 1 July 2016

20 May 2016

New Approaches to Latin American Periodical Culture. Symposium-Taller and Pop-Up Exhibition, 1 July 2016

New academic mobility programme established

29 February 2016

New academic mobility programme established between Cambridge and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla

Centre of Latin American Studies 1966-2016

5 February 2016

The Centre of Latin American Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.

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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

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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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