PhD in Latin American Studies
Applications for the PhD should be directed to the Board of Graduate Studies. Students undertaking research in Latin American topics at doctoral level in the University can be housed in a number of different Faculties or Departments.
The Centre of Latin American Studies can currently accept PhD students “in house” in the fields of cultural studies, international relations and, in some instances, history, geography, anthropology and politics. CLAS is also an AHRC Block Grant Partner, and is able to consider AHRC applicants in the AHRC subject area “Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures” (for which two PhD scholarships are currently available per year, shared with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese).
For all fields, a supervisor must be available who is willing to take on a project in CLAS (as opposed to his/her home Department). If no such supervisor is available, then candidates should consider applying instead to one of the following Faculties or Departments:
Staff in these Faculties and Departments associated with the Centre of Latin American Studies often supervise doctoral students on Latin American topics, and these students are very much a part of the academic community based in the Centre.
It is essential that applicants considering applying via CLAS ascertain the availability of supervision before applying. You are encouraged to use the University's website and to consult the publications of prospective supervisors. You should then ascertain the suitability of your research project with a prospective supervisor in advance of application, although you should not expect extensive correspondence. You should list the supervisor (or supervisors) you would like to work with on your application form. Queries of a more general nature should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for PhD applications for 2013-14 is 30 April 2013.