Programme Latin American Studies (research)
The Research Master’s programme provides a comprehensive training for the acquisition of state-of-the-art research skills in the field of Latin American studies.
- Programme information
- Timetables and calendar
- Prospectus: programme overview and course description
- Application, enrollment and examinations
- Study advice
- Graduation procedures
- Teaching and Examination Regulations and Faculty Regulations
- Boards, committees, and co-participation
- Contact and staff for Latin American Studies (research)
This programme focuses on the ideas and practices of resistance and change in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students will learn how to conduct research on the different forms through which modernity is lived out and implemented in the Latin American region. From the theoretical mindset on modernities, the programme will train students to carry out research on three main themes:
- Culture and identity: socio-symbolic constructions; everyday life; (im)material culture; social, collective and individual identities.
- State-society relations: legitimacy; authority; governance and order.
Literature, arts and media: the produced culture circulating through the press, (audio)visual and electronic media.
The programme consists of a number of obligatory courses, which you can combine with electives in your chosen theme of interest and related research methodology.
See for more information on the programme the e-Prospectus.
The timetables for Latin American Studies (research) will give you the locations and scheduling of your classes, organised per year of study.
The academic calendar provides an overview of course schedules, examination periods and holidays.
The Prospectus contains overviews and course details for all programmes in the Faculty of Humanities (and other faculties). The information in the Prospectus is updated annually, in June. Please consult the Latin American Studies (research) section of the Prospectus for more information.
To apply for the Latin American Studies (research) programme, please consult the website for prospective students.
To enroll in a specific course or examination, use the Study administration system uSis.
Every department (or degree programme) has a Co-ordinator of Studies (studiecoördinator). The Co-ordinator of Studies knows all the ins and outs of the programme and can help with any problems. Typical subjects to discuss with the Co-ordinator of Studies are: student progress (and delay) and exam regulations.
MA students who are ready to apply for their graduation should follow the graduation procedure. See the graduation website for more information about this procedure, the MA thesis, and how to deregister from Leiden University after graduation.
All the rights and obligations of students in the Humanities faculty are set out in regulations. The most important of these are indicated below. (The list is not exhaustive; more documentation on regulations may appear here in the future.)
- Teaching and Examination Regulations state the contents of your programme and the specialisations within the programme.
- Registration for lectures, tutorials and tests is obligatory: see the uSis registration procedure.
- The Student Charter informs students about what they can expect from the University and what the University expects from them.
- Regulations on plagiarism are in place, to counter any instances of malpractice. These regulations provide advice on how to use sources and citations.
Students within the Faculty of Humanities, are represented in the following boards and committees:
- the departmental Teaching Committee
- the departmental or institute administration ór Institute Board
- the Faculty Council
- the Faculty Board
Another committee that is relevant to your studies, but in which students are not represented, is the Board of Examiners.
- Secretary's Office (for all your questions concerning study administration)
- Co-ordinator of Studies (for all questions and problems related to the progress of your studies)
- Staff members teaching in Latin American Studies programmes