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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. Around 90% of our PhD students pursuing an academic career are offered posts at highly ranked universities.

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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

Consortium for the Global South

19 March 2018

The Centre of Latin American Studies is part of the new Consortium for the Global South at Cambridge.

Call for nominations for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Simón Bolívar Professorship

24 January 2018

Nominations should be sent to Suzy Adcock , with the supporting documentation, no later than close of business on 16 April 2018 . Further details

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2018

6 November 2017

Applications for hosting at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge Deadline: 12 noon GMT, 4 January 2018

CLAS MPhil Open event

13 October 2017

Friday, 3 November: 5:00 - 6:30pm

FlipSIde Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk Oct 6-8, 2017

25 August 2017

A festival of words and music with a strong Latin American slant and sister festival of Flip which takes place in Brazil

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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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