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Centre of Latin American Studies

River Cam

Postgraduate degrees at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

Join our lively postgraduate community at the interdisciplinary Centre of Latin American Studies in Cambridge and benefit from individual and small-group teaching, world-class research facilities, and a full programme of workshops and events held throughout the year.

As a student on the multidisciplinary MPhil in Latin American Studiesyou will take a core course to develop your understanding of Latin America and important current debates in Latin American Studies. You will also choose four optional modules, drawing on history, anthropology, architecture, sociology, politics, development studies, political economy, literature, cinema, and the visual arts. You will benefit from individual and small-group teaching, world-class research facilities, and a full programme of workshops and events held throughout the year. You may also attend lectures and seminars offered by other Centres in the Consortium for the Global South. The MPhil course is excellent preparation for doctoral research, but also for careers in development, journalism, policy, government or business.​

Study for a PhD in Latin American Studies at Cambridge and become a member of a vibrant research community of Latin Americanists working across a wide range of disciplines. We are committed to helping you launch your career, offering extensive opportunities for academic and personal development, as well as funding for fieldwork in Latin America. Our students enjoy a very high level of success in securing academic posts following the PhD: around 90% of those seeking an academic career after the PhD are appointed to postdoc positions or lectureships in prestigious universities in the UK and overseas.

Bursaries and full studentships are available for UK and international students. Apply by 7 January 2020 to be considered automatically for any studentships for which you are eligible.


In light of the latest advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our in-person Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day has been cancelled. However, we are working on producing a virtual alternative which will be available in November. More information will be available in September here.

The Open Day for students interested in coming to Cambridge to study on a postgraduate course will be on at the beginning of November 2020.

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open day is open to current final year students or graduates who are seeking to enter into postgraduate study at Masters or PhD level.