Masters degrees in Latin American Society & Culture involve advanced study of the cultural and societal institutions, activities and movements associated with, or originating from, Latin America and its dependencies.
Related subjects include Latin American Literature, American Studies and Latin American Studies. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Languages and Literature, or Cultural Studies.
Latin America is characterised by an assemblage of Romance Languages and associated cultural influences, which include French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Due to the multicultural nature of the country, there are a broad range of traditions, cultural outlooks and societal infrastructures which postgraduates can explore.
For example, you may focus your studies on the Pre-Columbian communities of Mexico and Peru, such as the social hierarchies of the Mayan and Aztec societies. Or, you might wish to research the formal and informal expressions of cultures and traditions, including the literature, art, music and dances across Latin American cultures.
Careers may include scholarly research in academia or on behalf of heritage institutions such as mecums, as well as publishing, journalism, and public relations. You might also explore roles in the tourism industry, such as the management of historical landmarks.
Did you know there are 19 Spanish/Portuguese speaking nations in America? These populations are growing and with them a growing need for specialists with knowledge of politics, relationships, power and globalisation and its effects on these populations. There are wide ranging careers to go into with a degree in Latin American Studies. These can be within diplomacy and civil service, advocacy, government and foreign embassies, or media relations and journalism. You can also go on to study a PhD in your chosen area of specialism and devote your career to becoming an expert.
A truly interdisciplinary degree, the Latin American Studies Programme draws on expertise from both Hispanic Studies in the School of Modern Languages and the Department of Politics and International Relations. The degree consists of both core courses (including Culture and Society in Latin America; Themes in Latin American Studies; Strategic Studies in Latin America) and a variety of electives (including Spanish language), which will allow students to tailor their own degree to their specific interests.
Themes in Latin America
The Politics of Human Rights
Theories and Concepts in International Relations
Theories and Issues in Political Science and Ir
Materials, Technology and Power in the Andean Region (Extended)
Culture and Society in Latin America (Extended)
Latin America: Security Conditions and Challenges
Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
Dimensions of Globalisation
Sex, Gender, Violence: Critical Approaches
Post-Conflict Justice and Peace building
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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.
Our researchers are internationally recognised experts in their fields, with three quarters of their research rated world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
The Hispanic Studies division was rated 5A in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.
Supervision is provided in the major areas of Spanish, Spanish American and Portuguese literary and cultural studies. Members of staff have research interests in the following fields: Medieval: modern literary theory as applied to medieval texts; mythology and fantasy; oral literature; questions of transmission and textual criticism; Golden Age: Cervantes and the development of fiction; political and social thought; theatre; European Baroque culture; Modern Peninsular: Generation of 98; modern and contemporary fiction; narrative forms; Spanish American and Brazilian: Argentinian culture; women writers; gender, sexuality and representation; and theory.
We offer supervision in the major areas of Spanish, Spanish-American and Portuguese literary and cultural studies, with particular research strengths in the 19th century, theatre of all periods, and the visual arts.
Thanks to the breadth of language research undertaken within the graduate school here at Edinburgh, we can also accommodate an interest in cross-cultural research with a programme of joint supervision.
Our staff pursue a diversity of research interests, offering you a wide choice of areas for study. Research staff have interests in the following fields:
You will have access to the impressive collections of the University’s Main Library, in addition to the nearby National Library of Scotland and its outstanding collection of early modern Spanish material.