Latin American Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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Latin America is taking part in the take-off of the developing world in terms of economic and global political development. With a specialisation in Latin American Studies at Aalborg University you open the door to a variety of professional career possibilities where Latin America is a central component in international trade, regional & multilateral institutions, the public sector, NGOs, etc.

About

Latin American Studies (LAS) is not an individual degree programme but a specialisation programme under the Study Board of International

Latin American Studies at Aalborg University can be chosen:

  • as a specialisation in the two-year master programmes Development and International Relations (DIR) or European Studies (ES) (both campus Aalborg)
  • as two modules of each 5 ECTS as part of another programme, e.g. Culture, Communication and Globalization (CCG), Tourism, International Business Communication, History, etc.

Latin American Studies provides a broad understanding of contemporary and historical issues in Latin America's development, as well as the scale of Latin America's impact on the world economy and global relations.

The Latin American Studies programme consists of a number of lectures on MA level aimed at introducing topics in a problem-based and interdisciplinary manner. Through this approach students will be capable of comprehending and analysing Latin America related issues in a holistic and coherent combination.

Job Career

Latin America is taking part in the take-off of the developing world in terms of economic and global political development. With a specialisation in Latin American Studies you open the door to a variety of professional career possibilities where Latin America is a central component in international trade, regional & multilateral institutions, the public sector, NGOs, etc.

Programme Structure

If you choose to follow courses in Latin American Studies as a part of your Master’s degree, you will be introduced to elements such as:

Latin American Issues and History (1st semester)
  • Latin American Politics and Political Development
  • Latin American Economic Development in Historical Perspective
  • Phases and Patterns in Latin American International Relations
  • Latin America in the International Economy
  • Latin American Culture and Cultural Encounters
  • Inter-ethnic Relations
Latin America in the Globalization Process (2nd semester)
  • Ethnic Divisions, Nation Building and Indigenous Rights
  • Gender Issues in Contemporary Latin America
  • Organisational Culture in Latin America
  • Doing Business in Latin America
  • Latin America in the Global Economy: Results and Challenges
  • Latin American Development Strategies: National, Regional and Global Aspects
  • The Rise of Brazil and The Existing World Order.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Latin American Studies (LAS) is an interdisciplinary specialisation. A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities such as History, Human Geography, Law, Anthropology, Languages and International Studies (SIS) or Communication and Cultural Studies qualifies for admission.
  • Faculties including engineering and technical sciences can also enrol in the LAS specialisation as part of their Master’s programme.
  • Foreign students are required to pass one of the English proficiency tests accepted by Aalborg University. These are IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge ESOL. The test has to be less than two years old, otherwise it will not be accepted as valid. Danish students must have no less than a B-level in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5973 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5973 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Aalborg

5790 - 8150 DKK/month
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Funding

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