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Latin American Studies

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Latin American Studies focuses on the society, culture, politics and history of Latin America: a complex and multi-faceted region that is not always easy to understand. Farreaching economic reforms and rapid urbanisation coexist with peasant societies. Democratic and authoritarian tendencies exist side by side in politics, and often lead to surprising results and outcomes.

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. 

Study schedule

  • Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements
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  • The Identity of the City in Latin America
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  • Lectura Guiada (Tutorial)
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  • Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture or Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America
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  • Visual Culture in the Hispanic World
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Master's programmes

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in Latin American Studies. Always check the entry requirements on the Application & admission page of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year.

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes. 


The minor enrolment deadline for the academic year of 2021-2022 was 22 June. You can still register for individual minor courses in which places are still available up until one week before the start of the academic year.

Facts & Figures
Credits 30 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in September