Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.
With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. The Institute’s expertise covers a range of topic areas in both Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
On completing this Latin American and Caribbean Studies degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.
You can study on-campus or online.
Opportunities and Facilities
The Institute of Latin American Studies occupies a unique position at the core of academic study of the region in the UK. Internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for research facilitation, it serves the wider community through organising academic events, providing online research resources, publishing scholarly writings and hosting visiting fellows.
It possesses a world-class library dedicated to the study of Latin America and is the administrative home of the highly respected Journal of Latin American Studies.
More broadly, the School of Advanced Study itself offers excellent resources for inter-disciplinary research by bringing together nine internationally renowned research institutes that support the promotion of research in the humanities.
The School of Advanced Study is also home to Senate House Library, the central library for the University of London. The art deco building, which the School and Senate House Library are part of, is a literary landmark in the heart of Bloomsbury, located next to the British Museum.
Programme StructureThe Institute of Latin American Studies offers doctoral research supervision in the following broad areas:
- Colonial Latin America
- Latin American history and historiography
- Andean History
- Postcolonial Latin American history
- Independence and revolution in Latin America
- Social movements and citizenship practices
- Transitional justice, human rights and memory work
- Latin American literature and film
- Caribbean Studies
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology American Studies View 5 other PhDs in American Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of the Warburg academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal.
- Before agreeing to accept you, the School will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application.
International15500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National6130 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6130 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £3600
- EU/Overseas: £9300
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Find out more about our range of funding opportunities: https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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