Latin American Studies
This master programme has been consciously designed to understand contemporary Latin America by mainly focusing on key social, political, and cultural issues which today are crucial for all the countries which constitute this region. Students learn to work with brand new academic interpretations about the impact of globalization on Latin American societies and the regional responses to the multiple challenges modernity has posed to these nations. The focus on the present-day reality of the region aims also to increase the social relevance of the acquired knowledge as well as the future professional perspectives of our graduates.
An important feature of the master programme on Latin American Studies is the fact that teaching is entirely provided in the Spanish language, making it unique in Northern Europe. This not only facilitates the study of academic works and reports from Latin America which has been just published, but it also elevates the students’ command of this universal language to a very high academic level. Students can write their papers and thesis in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
This master programme is strongly focused on research. Students receive a thorough training in the use of research methods which allow them to formulate and to implement their own fieldwork investigations. They have to conduct an independent research during a two-month stay in a Latin American country, which will constitute the basis of their final master thesis.
The master programme in Latin American Studies has three disciplinary tracks; Public Policies in Latin America (modern history); Cultural Analysis in Latin America (literature) and Language Variations and Bilingualism (linguistics). The students must decide in advance which pathway they want to go follow. Each of these tracks is oriented towards the analysis of key contemporary themes.
For more information about this master programme, please contact Dr. J.C.G. Aguiar
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