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Eligibility for the course

To be offered a place on the MPhil in Latin American Studies you will be expected to obtain, or to have obtained, at least a strong Upper Second (generally averaging 68%, or higher) and preferably a First Class undergraduate degree, or the equivalent for overseas universities.

Applicants who have already taken a Masters degree will normally be expected to have obtained a very high Pass or a Distinction (full details about requirements can be found here). However, we are able to assess cases on an individual basis if there are mitigating circumstances. 

A background in literature, modern languages, area studies, politics, economics, anthropology, history, development or other relevant arts, humanities or social science subjects is useful but not essential. It is not necessary to have had prior experience in Latin American Studies in order to apply for the MPhil, although you will be expected to provide evidence of your interest in or commitment to Latin America.

If you intend to take the literature module (Latin American Literary Culture), you will be expected to have a good reading knowledge of Spanish before beginning the course. Students wishing to take the module in Latin American Film and Visual Arts should note that not all the films studied are subtitled and you will be required to read critical material in Spanish.

If English is not your native language you will be asked to provide evidence of your level.