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Master's Degree in Latin American Studies

Universitat de Barcelona
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Master's degree
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Master's Degree in Latin American Studies

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Master's Degree in Latin American Studies

The master's degree in Latin American Studies is a specialized course that provides advanced knowledge of the principal social, economic, political and cultural institutions of Latin America. It prepares students to work in academia or in organizations with a specialist focus on Latin American issues. Students will acquire a specialized understanding of advanced theoretical and methodological frameworks. On completion of the master's degree, they will be entitled to apply for a place on the corresponding doctoral program.The master's degree trains professionals with the skills to apply their knowledge of the disciplines covered during the course to activities in the fields of culture, communication and publishing and in the work of NGOs

The course contents are equally suited to research and professional practice. The broad range of subject areas covered over the course of the degree include social and political relations in America from the pre-Hispanic period to the present day, and economic and cultural phenomena that have come to form part of today's reality in Latin America.

The program is also available in Catalan.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The master's degree in Latin American Studies examines current phenomena in American political life that have led to new socio-political relations in many countries in the region. Students will learn about the rise to power of ethnic parties, or parties whose approaches embrace the participation of specific ethic groups, and consider potential solutions to conflicts in Latin American societies, through an understanding of Latin American history, literature and economics.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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