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Centre of Latin American Studies

Favela, Rio de Janeiro (photo by Joey Whitfield)

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

Roundtable - the far right rises in Brazil: 8 November

6 November 2018

The far right rises in Brazil: what explains and what to expect from Bolsonaro’s electoral victory 08 Nov, 17:00 - 19:00 Fitzpatrick Hall, Queen’s College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET Further information >

Simposio internacional: 4 de diciembre de 2018

24 October 2018

Martes 4 de diciembre de 2018 Relaciones intermediales e interdisciplinarias en la cultura argentina MÁS INFORMACIÓN

CLAS Open Evening - 2 November 2018

11 October 2018

For those considering study at CLAS 5.00-6.30pm on Friday 2 November 2nd Floor, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF Further information

Festival of Ideas event, 20 October 2018: Las Lindas

10 October 2018

Film screening in Spanish with English subtitles, 77mins. Followed by Q&A Organised by the Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS) Sponsored by Newnham College (Graduate Awards & Research Support Committee). Further information

Book Donation from the Bolivian Embassy to the CLAS Library

26 September 2018

On 6 September 2018, the Librarian at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, received a donation of 35 books from Giovanna Lenny Vidal Sejas, Charges de Affaires of the Bolivian Embassy, London. The 35 books are from the Centre of Social Research of the Vice-Presidency of the Plurinational State of...

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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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Pulsamerica logo

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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