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Latin American Studies

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
15 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The CEDLA Master's Programme Latin America Studies (MA) lasts 15 months (75 ECs) and is connected to the CEDLA research programme. Students spend three months in Latin America for field research.

The CMP offers a multi-disciplinary education in Latin America Studies. It familiarises students with the most important developments in the region, as well as the different theories and research debates about the causes and meanings of those developments, and the necessary methodologies to carry out academic research in Latin America. It provides students with the opportunity of doing independent research in Latin America. Building upon their previous education and geared to their future plans, students can specialise in themes that are of particular interest to them through their choice of courses and research projects. The CMP focuses on the changes in Latin American societies as a result of the fundamental adjustments that, since the 1980s in particular, have taken place in their political and economic systems. These changes have been the result of a deeper integration of the respective countries in international markets, the new international economic and political contexts, as well as the political and social processes that have taken place in these societies, partly in reaction to these changes and partly as independent processes at the local, regional or national level.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The CMP is a post initial Master's. Candidates with a MA can apply, but also outstanding BA candidates (with a good grade average and enough experience in/about Latin America) are encouraged apply.

Assessment interview

Students send their motivation letter, their CV, their diploma(s), grade list(s), and a short research plan (appr. 4 pages) by (e-)mail. The staff approves or declines the candidate. In case of doubt, an interview is needed (for foreign students this can take place through Skype). The interview does not consist an assessment.

Knowledge minimum

Students should have knowledge about Latin America. This can be obtained in different manners: courses about/ internships in Latin America.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 600, TOEFL computer based: 250, TOEFL internet based: 90

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