UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course provides students with an opportunity to develop their general and specialist knowledge of major issues in the politics of Latin America. Students engage with a range of theoretical approaches, and they can take options in the fields of international politics, political sociology and human rights.

Course Modules

Core modules: researching the Americas (Latin America and the Caribbean); democratisation in Latin America; options: histories of exclusion (race and ethnicity in Latin America); the international politics 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; 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 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