Research course

The Americas

UCL - University College London · Institute of the Americas

Entry requirements

Normally a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

The research carried out at the UCL Institute of the Americas is principally in nineteenth and twentieth century history and in the social sciences, notably in the fields of politics, human rights, globalisation, development policy, and environmental sociology as well as through interdisciplinary perspectives on gender, 'race' and ethnicity.

At the UCL Institute of the Americas research students thrive in an environment that offers in-depth and world-leading expertise, world-class libraries and excellent study facilities in central London. Moreover, our unrivalled events programme hosts many of the leadings scholars working on the Americas today and our Fellowship programmes allow scholars from across the region to participate in, and enhance, the scholarly life of our community. In this world-class environment, our research students have an unmatched opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks to succeed in any number of fields, including academia, the third sector, and government.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2014 in the areas of literature, language and history. UCL-IA attracts students funded by Mexican, Chilean, Ecuadorian and other national funding agencies.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
+44 (0)20 7679 9748