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Centre of Latin American Studies


Career and transferable skills training for PhD students

Whilst working on your PhD in Latin American Studies you will have the opportunity to develop a variety of skills to enhance your career prospects whether you choose to remain in academia or work in another field. CLAS provides specialized in-house training on a range of topics, including:

  • teaching undergraduates
  • publishing in Latin American studies
  • improving your academic writing 
  • applying for academic posts

CLAS training provision is complimented by a wide range of skills training sessions offered by the University, which include research skills, IT, personal development, communication skills and careers advice. 

Bursaries are available for those wishing to take language courses, and CLAS is currently able to offer specialist in-house training in Brazilian Portuguese. Whatever your future aspirations, you will be encouraged, if you wish, to take the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience during your time here, in the form of small group supervisions and/or lectures.