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Latin American Studies

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The CEDLA Master's Programme Latin America Studies lasts 15 months (75 ECTS) and is connected to the CEDLA research programme. Students spend three months in Latin America for field research.

The programme offers a multi-disciplinary education in Latin America Studies. It familiarises students with the most important developments in the region, as well as the different theories and research debates about the causes and meanings of those developments, and the necessary methodologies to carry out academic research. It provides students with the opportunity of doing independent research in Latin America. Building upon their previous education and geared to their future plans, students can specialise in themes that are of particular interest to them through their choice of courses and research projects.
The programme focuses on the changes in Latin American societies as a result of the fundamental adjustments that, since the 1980s in particular, have taken place in their political and economic systems. These changes have been the result of a deeper integration of the respective countries in international markets, the new international economic and political contexts, as well as the political and social processes that have taken place in these societies, partly in reaction to these changes and partly as independent processes at the local, regional or national level.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12025 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13225 / jaar

1st year

Study load: 75 ECTS lasting 15 months. The first part of the programme earns 40 ECTS courses, complete various assignments, and write papers. The introductory course and preparatory fieldwork course are mandatory; in addition you have a choice of various other master's courses. The second part is given to your research project, which earns 35 ECTS. This period will be spent doing fieldwork in Latin America and writing a master's thesis.


Required Introduction course -Democracy, Identity and Sustainable Development
*building an analytical and cognitive foundation as preparation for the more specialised courses that follow
*creating common terms of reference for those students from different backgrounds who have begun the CMP.
*testing the knowledge and skills of students so that potential deficiencies can be caught at an early stage.
Form: lectures and student participation in class


Additional courses:
25 ECs in addition to the preparatory fieldwork course (5ECs):MA courses that provide an in-depth study of one of the CMP research themes
Thesis - Fieldwork - Post-fieldwork
The CMP students are supervised by the CEDLA research staff during their fieldwork research and when writing their graduate thesis. Although students choose their own research themes it is advisable to either participate in the ongoing research of research staff.


The CEDLA Master's Programme is aimed toward the study and research of current developments in Latin America, as well as their historical background. From the perspective of different disciplines, attention is given to the most important issues in the region, including the characteristics of the Latin American continent and the manner in which recent processes of globalisation are changing the living conditions of the inhabitants.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 15 maanden
Type MA (Master of Arts)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MA (Master of Arts)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Privé
Afronding Diploma
Credits 75