Master Latin American Studies Programme (MLAS)


In the advanced Master's in Latin American Studies you will study social transformations through a multi-disciplinary lens, including a broad range of social science disciplines. You will design your own research plan, do field research in this exciting region and become a critical academic. The Master's in Latin American Studies is research-driven, small-scale and internationally oriented. You will delve into the most recent developments in the region and learn about topics like the new wave of economic, social and political crises that deepen inequality, insecurity and unsustainability. On the other hand you will also discuss innovative practices by indigenous and other social movements in rural and urban spaces that offer new hopes for social transformations in Latin America. The Master's in Latin American Studies provides a solid foundation for a career in research or academia, with civil society agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and at research institutions both in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, the Master's in Latin American Studies degree has proven to serve as a good starting point for pursuing a PhD. +INFO

Following the guidelines of the Dutch government, the tuition fee & the CEDLA fieldwork grant for the Advanced Master’s in Latin American Studies will be reduced by 50% for all students. The tuition fee for 2021-2022 will be 1500 euros and all students will be eligible for a 500 euro grant during the programme. The deadline for application for non-EU students is 1 May, EU students can apply until 1 June.


The Master's in Latin American Studies remains scheduled to start in September 2022. In case of a continued outbreak of the Coronavirus, we will take the necessary steps to ensure the continuance of the programme for all enrolled students.


Curious to find out if the Master's in Latin American Studies really suits you? Why study Latin American Studies at UvA? Join our open day to discover if the MLAS programme suits you.


CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. It publishes an academic journal (ERLACS), organises monthly lectures, dialogues, and many other events. It also houses the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Latin American Studies Programme (LASP).


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CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in lectures. Our events are free and open to everybody. +INFO

CEDLA researchers and students have been developing several initiatives to assess and discuss the ways in which COVID-19 is affecting Latin American Societies. +READ