Research students in The Americas programme from University College London (UCL) work with leaders in the field to conduct cutting-edge research in history, politics, economics, anthropology, social policy, sociology, political economy, environmental studies, international relations and development.
It also covers the study of relations between regions in the Americas and of relations between the Americas and the rest of the world. The research community is focused on producing ground-breaking research at the forefront of several academic disciplines while contributing to the development of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the Americas.
The institute is also actively engaged in research at the interface of academia and policy, engaging a broad range of stakeholders, including government, NGOs, communications media and civil society in the UK, the Americas, and beyond.
Graduates are employed in universities, think tanks, government agencies, non-governmental organisations, international bodies, and other institutions around the world.
Research students at the institute acquire expert knowledge of the Americas in a number of fields, including history, politics, human rights, social policy, economics, environmental sociology, anthropology, international relations and development. Although primarily trained for academic work, research students at the institute acquire extensive transferable skills, including the ability to develop and carry out original and insightful research, to teach both introductory and advanced courses in their field of expertise, to present research to small and large audiences, and network with diverse groups.
Particular fields of research expertise at the institute include:
- Climate change and sustainable development
- History of the Americas
- Human rights, justice and democratisation
- Labour history, politics and policy
- Race, ethnicity and gender in the Americas
- Social policy in Latin America
- State, market and the economy
- The Caribbean: history, politics, society
- The US presidency
- US foreign policy
- Comparative, international and transnational studies of the Americas.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Languages American Studies View 101 other PhDs in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Normally a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International22900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
Part-time tuition fee:
- UK: £2,845/year
- Overseas: £11,530/year
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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