36 months
15500 GBP/year
6130 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Latin American and Caribbean Studies degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. 


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 Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), based at the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies, offers specialist doctoral supervision across the humanities and social sciences, covering Latin America and the Caribbean. An internationally recognised centre of excellence, CLACS is home to a close-knit team of Latin Americanists with expertise in colonial and post-colonial history, political anthropology, geography, environmental humanities, cultural studies, multilingualism and digital humanities.

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.

Opportunities and Facilities

As part of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, you'll benefit from a collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment. You’ll learn from leading specialists in your field; hone your research skills in our sector-leading training programme; expand your knowledge through an extensive calendar of events, conferences, and seminars and become part of a worldwide network of humanities scholars. The Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies enjoys close links with other SAS members and is home to a diverse, international, and vibrant community of scholars covering its major language and culture areas. Throughout the academic year it is host to a lively programme of events, conferences and seminars that is at the heart of the functioning of the disciplinary area.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies possesses a world-class library collection dedicated to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean, located on the sixth floor of Senate House Library, which includes periodicals, political pamphlets, documentary films and photographs, in addition to extensive holdings of printed and digital books. CLACS publishes an open access book series in Latin American Studies with University of London Press.

Programme Structure

The Institute of Latin American Studies offers doctoral research supervision in the following broad areas:
  • Colonial history
  • Postcolonial history
  • Political and legal anthropology
  • Ethnographic research
  • Human and cultural geography
  • Environmental humanities
  • Cultures of migration and mobility
  • Sociolinguistics and multilingualism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital research
  • Latin American Literature (Spanish and Portuguese)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies(Opens in new window) academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal. (Opens in new window) 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6130 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £3065
  • Overseas: £7750

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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