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The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Selection Process

Applications are considered as they are received, on a rolling basis and usually take up to 8 weeks to be processed. Please be aware that places on the MPhil in Latin American Studies are limited and that the course may fill up before the published deadline. The Centre welcomes and encourages early applications where possible. 

Applicants who are returning to study after some years, or who are applying with an unrelated first degree may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

For further information on how to apply visit the course page on the course website.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal (M)
    Please upload a research/thesis proposal of approximately 500 words.
  • Sample of work (1)
    Please upload a sample of your written work (around 2000 words) from a previous academic course, on a subject that is as close as possible to the fields you will be working in for the MPhil.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.


How to Find a Supervisor

MPhil applicants should not contact potential supervisors before they apply, but they may indicate on their application if there is someone they would particularly like to supervise their dissertation. They may wish to consult the list of potential supervisors, but please note that this list is not exhaustive. As part of the selection process, a suitable person will be provisionally appointed as a dissertation supervisor, but all arrangements will be reviewed at the start of the course.

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Key Information


9 months full-time

21 months part-time

Master of Philosophy

Centre of Latin American Studies

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2024

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Feb. 29, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.


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