UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the diverse societies of both the South American continent and the Caribbean from a multi'disciplinary and comparative perspective. The programme's graduates have established careers in research, journalism, teaching and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and NGOs.

Course Modules

Core modules: the Caribbean from the Haitian revolution to the Cuban revolution; researching the Americas (Latin America and the Caribbean); options:; democratisation in Latin America; histories of exclusion (race and ethnicity in Latin America); the international politics of Latin America; key economic thinkers of Latin America; Latin American economies (beyond neoliberalism); Latin American political economy; the making of modern Latin America (history, politics and society); money and politics in Latin America; the politics of human rights in Latin America (transitional justice); politics, society and development in the modern Caribbean; society and development in Latin America; sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean; Latin American economics (beyond neoliberalism); environmental issues, movements and policies in the Americas; international politics of Latin America.

Course Additional Entry

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A basic reading competence in Spanish, French or Portuguese is desirable. Students without such skills may be considered but are advised to undertake a separate language course prior to or during their programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees