Masters degrees in Caribbean Society & Culture examine the cultural and societal components which are of Caribbean origin, or representative of the country and its people.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Caribbean Literature, American Literatures and International Relations. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Communications and Culture, Languages and Literature, or Post-Colonial Studies.
The Culture of the Caribbean is extremely broad due to the diversity of its peoples, geography and cultures. Issues such as imperialism, post-colonialism, race and identity, and political movements may be the key topics of your thesis research.
For example, you might examine issues surrounding class and race with the abolition of slavery, or theories of identity in relation to the move to independence of most of the Caribbean Territories.
Careers in this field may include traditional roles in academia such as teaching and publishing, as well as media such as journalism and broadcasting. Other careers may include archiving and curating for museums or heritage sites, as well as positions in government departments working on issues such as foreign policy, or public relations for charities working in the Caribbean.
The two-year interdisciplinary research master in Latin American Studies addresses cutting-edge debates on the social and cultural issues in present-day Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Leiden University's Latin American Studies (research) programme is your opportunity to explore the social, cultural, and historical narratives shaping present-day Latin America. Taught by international researchers, this interdisciplinary programme centers around the theme Latin American Modernities: Resistance, Revival and Change.
Explore the different forms of modernity in Latin America within one of three areas: culture and identity, state-society relations, and literature, arts and media. A comparative, area studies approach to research provides a broader, global context to current issues in Latin America.
This programme attracts talented students and staff from around the world. Small classes ensure you get the most from in-class discussions and direct contact with your international peers and lecturers. An important focus of this programme is developing your ability to conduct high-quality scientific research, including field research in a Latin American country. A substantial part of the programme is taught in Spanish or Portuguese, developing your proficiency in one of these languages.