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Postgraduate Study

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

To be offered a place on the MPhil in Latin American Studies you will be expected to obtain, or to have obtained, at least a strong Upper Second (generally averaging 68%, or higher) and preferably a First Class undergraduate degree, or the equivalent for overseas universities.

Applicants who have already taken a Masters degree will normally be expected to have obtained a very high Pass or a Distinction. However, we are able to assess cases on an individual basis if there are mitigating circumstances. 

A background in literary or cultural studies, anthropology, modern languages, area studies, history or economics, sociology, politics or development is useful but not essential. Evidence of interest in or commitment to Latin America is expected.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

CAE

Score: Grade A & B (overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185 plus a Language Centre assessment)

CPE

Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 with no element lower than 185).


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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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