UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course examines the many and varied issues raised by globalisation and the ways in which Latin American societies have responded to them. It prepares students to analyse and contribute to debates surrounding globalisation and Latin American development and establish careers in research, journalism and policy formulation and implementation within government agencies and NGOs.

Course Modules

Core modules: researching the Americas: Latin America and the Caribbean; globalisation and Latin American development: Latin America in the 21st century; options: politics, society and development in the modern Caribbean; sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean; the politics of human rights in Latin America: transitional justice; society and development in Latin America; the making of modern Latin America: history, politics, and society; Latin American economies: beyond neoliberalism; the international politics of Latin America; money and politics in Latin America; Latin American political economy.

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 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
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees