Research course

Politics and International Studies of the Americas

School of Advanced Study · School of Advanced Study, University of London

Entry requirements

A master's degree required. Applicants should apply with a detailed research proposal (details on website). Acceptance depends on the availability of appropriate faculty supervision. Contact School Registry for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

The Institute for the Study of the Americas is a research institute co-ordinating work on the Americas. It has a very far-reaching seminar and conference programme, and publishes books and papers. It has a lively and growing doctoral programme.

Department specialisms

Politics and International Studies of the Americas; Globalisation, social justice, and environmental change; Democratisation; Social policy; Political Sociology; US presidency; International relations; Political history; The Caribbean and its diasporas; Political economy; Human rights, transitional justice and memory.

Information for international students

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide evidence that their written and spoken English language is adequate for postgraduate study. The University of London has been licensed to offer certificates to potential non-EU students under the UK Governments new immigration Points Based System.

Fees and funding

School of Advanced Study Studentship, AHRC Studentship, British Council (international students), fieldwork grants.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School Registry
020 7862 8662
020 7862 8725