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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 with

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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

In Memorium - Jean Franco (1924-2022)

4 January 2023

In Memorium - Jean Franco (1924-2022) It is with great sadness that The Centre of Latin American Studies at The University of Cambridge learned that Professor Jean Franco passed away on 14 December 2022. She was 98. Professor Franco was the first Professor of Latin American Literature in England and a pathbreaking scholar...

Latin America Research Day 17th January 2023

30 November 2022

Latin America Research Day 17 th January 2023, University of Cambridge The Centre of Latin American Studies is pleased to host a Latin America Research Day for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early career scholars from across the University of Cambridge. We welcome 20-minute papers on all aspects of research...

Open Day for the CLAS MPhil and PhD at 4pm on 1 November 2022

24 October 2022

Online Postgraduate Open Day for the MPhil (and PhD) in Latin American Studies at 4pm on Tuesday 1 November . You can register for the session through the University’s pages here , and the relevant ‘Department of Interest’ in the drop-down menu is Politics and International Studies.

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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, 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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