Research course (will run subject to approval)

Latin American Studies

Institution
Leiden University · Humanities
Qualifications
MA by research

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/latin-american-studies-research/en/introduction

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Latin American Studies (research)

The Research Master’s in Latin American Studies at Leiden University is a multi-disciplinary two-year programme that addresses cutting-edge debates around key social and cultural issues of present-day Latin America and the Caribbean region.

You will come in contact with disciplinary interpretations about current issues in the field of modern history, literature, as well as in the social sciences.

The programme provides you with a solid preparation in formulating and implementing a comprehensive academic investigation in Latin America or the Caribbean region in one of the mentioned disciplinary fields.

Due to the long existing tradition at Leiden University of teaching and conducting research in Latin America and the Caribbean, the programme counts on a staff with a well-established international reputation. Distinguished Leiden scholars have joined forces to offer a well-balanced programme on this vast region, which also gives you the chance to carry out your own research in a Latin American or Caribbean country of your choice. This master’s, with its strong research orientation, is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands: no other master’s in the country congregates so many sub-regions of the Americas and disciplines in a single academic programme, making it the only accredited research master’s in this field in the Benelux.

A substantial part of the programme is taught in Spanish, while some courses can be in English. You can choose to write your papers and thesis in Spanish, English or Portuguese.

As a graduate of a two-year research master’s degree you are qualified to work as a junior academic researcher in an academic environment or carry out further research work on a PhD programme. This programme, with its strong research orientation, is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands: no other Master’s in the country congregates so many sub-regions of the Americas and disciplines in a single academic programme, making it the only accredited Research Master in this field in the Benelux.

Due to the department’s long tradition of research and teaching at Leiden University, the staff has built up a well established international reputation. The programme also maintains a broad network of active contacts throughout Latin America, capable of offering you support during your research period. You will have the possibility to carry out research at various locations, including:

Argentina:
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Brasil:
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Chile:
Universidad de Chile
Universidad Diego Portales
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Mexico:
Universidad Iberoamericana

But we also offer possibilities in many other Latin American countries.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
International Studyline Team
Email
study@bb.leidenuniv.nl