Research course

Latin American Studies

University of Liverpool · School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from both full-time and part-time students. For research degrees, we would normally expect applicants to have a BA or BSc degree of 2:1 standard (and also an MA) in a subject relevant to the proposed field of research.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The section has recently made new appointments including a new post extending our expertise to North America and the Caribbean. We have consolidated research clusters in American, Brazilian, Hispanic and Caribbean Studies, enhancing the research environment by providing institutional support to colleagues with related and overlapping interests. A University-wide research centre Research Institute of Latin American Studies (RILAS) fosters a robust research environment based in the Department.

Subject Overview

Recent research topics undertaken by postgraduates include:

  • Midwives in the Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Struggles over indigenous territories in Bolivia
  • Youth participation in Nicaraguan Politics.

Examples of recent PhD thesis topics include:

  • Children’s Rights in Mexico
  • Gendered violence in El Salvador
  • Peasant Society in Eighteenth-Century Peru
  • Indigenous Politics in Ecuador
  • Peasant Communities in Bolivia
  • The piqueteros movement in Argentina
  • Bilingual education in Bolivia.

Research students are trained in research methods prior to field work.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months


full time
12-48 months
part time
24-72 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927