MA Latin American Studies

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Program Description

The Master's in Latin American Studies at Leiden University offers advanced language skills, specialised knowledge and real-world experience of Latin American culture and society.

Explore current developments in Latin America

Taught by scholars from Leiden University's internationally-acclaimed Humanities department as well as our partner universities in Latin American, this master's offers the latest insights on the social, political, linguistic and cultural developments shaping Latin America.

An important focus is on developing your fluency in Spanish. Several courses and seminars are taught in Spanish and you are encouraged to conduct fieldwork for your MA thesis in Latin America.

Specialise in one of three disciplinary tracks:

  • Cultural Analysis of Image and Discourse in Latin America
  • Public Policies and Social Programmes in Latin America
  • Language Variation and Bilingualism

Fieldwork research in Latin America

All courses take a comparative, area studies approach to ensure a critical understanding of the issues studied – many of which are unfolding as you study them. A research trip to Latin America immerses you in one of the region's languages and cultures while developing your ability to conduct high-quality scientific research and communicate professionally and effectively.

A supportive environment

Outstanding resources and a high level of one-to-one interaction with your lecturers ensure you reach your full potential as an academic or future practitioner – just some of the reasons why this programme attracts talented students from around the world.

Admission and Application

Do you want to apply for this master’s programme at Leiden University? Please check our admission and application information:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/latin-american-studies/admission-and-application

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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