UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme provides a detailed and systematic understanding of the international relations of the Americas, with regard both to inter'American relations and relations with the world beyond. The programme's graduates have established careers in research, journalism, teaching and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and non'governmental organisations. The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, presentations, independent reading and research.

Course Modules

Core modules: International politics of Latin America; post'Cold War US foreign policy; either researching the Americas (Latin America and the Caribbean) or researching the Americas (the United States). Options: Politics of US foreign policy; the politics of human rights in Latin America; US presidents and the presidency; the making of modern Latin America (history, politics and society); Latin American economics (beyond neoliberalism); the culture wars (arenas and issues in contemporary US political conflict); confronting the colossus (US anti'imperialism, 1945'present); money and politics in Latin America; Latin American political economy; histories of exclusion (race and ethnicity in Latin America); key economic thinkers of Latin America; from silver to cocaine (the history of commodities in 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 useful but not essential.

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