Deze opleiding

Taught by leading international scholars, the Master's in Latin American Studies combines in-depth knowledge with advanced language training.

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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60174
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
The Master's in Latin American Studies at Leiden University offers advanced language skills, specialised knowledge and real-world experience of Latin American culture and society.

Taught by scholars from Leiden University's internationally-acclaimed Humanities department as well as our partner universities in Latin American, this master's offers the latest insights on the social, political, linguistic and cultural developments shaping Latin America.

An important focus is on developing your fluency in Spanish. Several courses and seminars are taught in Spanish and you are encouraged to conduct fieldwork for your MA thesis in Latin America.

Specialise in one of three disciplinary tracks:

  • Public Policies in Latin America
  • Cultural Analysis in Latin America
  • Language Variation and Bilingualism

Outstanding resources and a high level of one-to-one interaction with your lecturers ensure you reach your full potential as an academic or future practitioner – just some of the reasons why this programme attracts talented students from around the world.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.
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Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

Leiden University offers ambitious students a world-class environment in which to reach their full potential.
  • Leiden University's Humanities department recently ranked number 1 in Europe and 17th worldwide in the Times Higher Education ranking. At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can access world-class resources such as those of the famous Leiden University Library.
  • The department of Latin American Studies at Leiden University has a long tradition of research and teaching, and a well-established international reputation. During your master's you learn from accomplished scholars at Leiden as well as scholars from our network in Latin America. Small classes give you valuable time interacting with your lecturers who are invested in helping you reach your full potential.
  • Your qualification from Leiden University is respected by organisations worldwide. But that's not the only advantage of studying at Leiden. We challenge you to think harder, analyse more vigorously, and adopt new perspectives. Our students learn how to become critical thinkers – a quality that will ensure they stand out in any career they choose.


Studieprogramma

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opbouw
The MA in Latin American studies comprises three specialised tracks, all of which include field work abroad for your MA thesis.
Students choose from the following three disciplinary tracks:

  • Cultural Analysis of Image and Discourse in Latin America
  • Public Policies and Social Programmes in Latin America
  • Language Variation and Bilingualism

An intensive research seminar and a theoretical seminar are taken from mid-September to mid-October. You must then submit a proposal for your field research in Latin America.

From mid-November to late January you will conduct field research in Latin America for your MA thesis. If you are from Latin America you may conduct your research on a subject related to Latin America in the Netherlands or a neighbouring European country.

During your second semester you study one or two electives in Leiden. Each year, a prominent scholar from Brazil and Chile teaches a course on a relevant topic.

To conclude the programme you must submit an original master's thesis. You can write your thesis in Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, or English.

For a detailed programme, see this year's e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/en/studies/show/6369/latin_american_studies. Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may differ slightly.

periode
12
Theoretical seminar on topic of specialization
10 EC
Research seminar on topic of specialization
10 EC
Research in Latin America
10 EC
Elective
10 EC
Thesis
20 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
case studies, excursie, groepsdiscussie, hoorcollege, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, zelfstudie
honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Are you looking for an extra challenge in addition to your Leiden master's programme? Are you adventurous enough to look beyond the borders of your own master's programme? The Leiden Leadership Programme may be just what you are looking for. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will follow seminars and courses, as well as carrying out a practical assignment for a company or organisation as part of a small, multidisciplinary team. Your lecturers will be leading academics and experienced professionals from the business sector.

Students can apply who have:

  • Good study results in the bachelor's programme;
  • The ambition and motivation to develop leadership qualities;
  • A broad and interdisciplinary span of interest.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

basiskennis
You should possess comparable knowledge, understanding and skills with those acquired upon graduating from a Dutch research university (in the specialisation) in Latin American Studies. Specifically:

  • elementary knowledge and understanding of the most important linguistic, cultural and/or historical developments in Latin America; and
  • the ability to deal with theories about the chosen research subject and to apply those theories into a concrete case study.

vooropleiding
A bachelor's degree from a Dutch research university in (the specialisation in) Latin American Studies.

studie kosten
bron: Universiteit Leiden
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

50 studenten volgen deze opleiding
78% daarvan is vrouw
11 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
82% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
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studievereniging

Interlatina
In de studievereniging InterLatina combineer je activiteiten op je vakgebied (Latijns-Amerikastudies) met gezelligheid. Een goede manier om je studiegenoten buiten de collegezalen te ontmoeten! InterLatina organiseert lezingen, swingende feesten, gezamenlijke etentjes, filmavonden en reizen naar Spanje en Portugal. Via InterLatina krijg je bovendien tien procent korting op je studieboeken.

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Odi Driessen
Jacob Taylor
Prof. Luz Rodriguez

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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deze
opleiding
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algemeen oordeel3.93.9
inhoud3.93.9
docenten4.14.1
studiefaciliteiten3.13.1
studielast4.04.0
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Latin American Studies aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 14 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

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Contact

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