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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

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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

Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

4 September 2018

The Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge is deeply saddened to hear of the fire at the Museu Nacional (The Brazilian National Museum) in Rio de Janeiro. The Museu Nacional is a site of global importance, with holdings central to the region's cultural and human history. We are particularly...

New podcast from our MPhil students

15 July 2018

From perceptions of democracy in Chile to folk music in Colombia... Listen to our MPhil 2017/18 students talk about their dissertation topics and their experiences conducting fieldwork in Latin America. With thanks to Ellen and Christy for their creative talents, and to all the other contributors.

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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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