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The Master's Latin America Studies is a research-based, interdisciplinary degree in which you will study aspects of societal transformations in Latin America. You will study current developments in the region such as imaginaries, identities, practices, struggles, and institutions emerging from vibrant societies. The strong focus on academic skills and fieldwork-based research, you will be provided with knowledge and tools to design and execute your own research in Latin America. 

Here's why you want to study Latin American Studies at the UvA

Research-driven programme

By developing your own research plan and carrying out fieldwork for two and half months, you will become an expert in a particular field, region or country.

International classroom

You will engage with students from all over the world, thus offering you an inspiring international community.

Flexible curriculum 

You are free to compose part of the curriculum by choosing electives, tutorials and external courses according to your academic interests.

Excellent study facilities 

You will have access to a unique library collection, and excellent research and study facilities.
Latin American Studies
What does this programme entail?

In this video the teacher and student of the programme explain in 5 minutes how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.

Is Latin American Studies right for you?

  1. You want to become a critical researcher capable to conduct field research in Spanish or Portuguese
  2. You want to approach the vibrant field of Latin American Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective with emphasis on social sciences.
  3. You want to gain a strong academic foundation that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to conduct research in Latin America.
Copyright: Stephanie Weiss
Latin American Studies gave me the possibility to explore the topics that interested me in greater depth and with different approaches. Stephanie Weiss, alumna Latin American Studies Read the interview

Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA)

The Master’s Latin American Studies is hosted by the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA). CEDLA has promoted Latin American Studies in the Netherlands, and is one of Europe’s leading institutes in Latin American Studies. CEDLA is part of a global network of Latinamericanists and hosts several events such as lectures, expositions, and workshops. 

After graduation

After graduation you have a solid foundation for a career at research institutes, non-governmental and governmental organisations and civil society agencies both within the Netherlands and abroad.

Degree certificate

The Master’s in Latin American Studies is an accredited, post-initial degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, students will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree and the title Master of Arts (MA) in Latin American Studies.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA Latin American Studies
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
English, Language of the study programme
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter