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Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

This master is a comprehensive specialisation that equips you with the knowledge and skills to critically assess scientific debates and social problems relating to Latin America and the Caribbean.

The master programme consists of a series of required courses and electives. Specific themes and issues covered in the courses include social and political history, culture and identity, conflict, trauma and post-conflict reconstruction, ethnicity and social movements, literature, film and media. You can focus on a social science profile(anthropology and comparative sociology) or a literature and cultural studies profile by choosing one of the two tracks:
1. Conflict, multiculturalism, identity and socio political transformation, or
2. Literature and culture. You are encouraged to pursue original and creative combinations of these two main orientations.

An essential component of the programme is field or desk research, including a thorough methodological preparation, preferably in Latin America or the Caribbean. This research will form the basis of the master thesis. You are free to choose a research topic within the overall interdisciplinary and thematic domain of the programme. On www.uu.nl/programmes/lacs you will find more information on the study programme, on where our alumni start their professional careers and much more.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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