Latin American Studies (Research) Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Awarded by: University of London

Research supervision is available in the following broad areas: History of Latin American historiography; history of Latin American anthropology; history of museums and collecting in Latin America and Iberia; Andean history; postcolonial Latin American History; independence and revolution in Latin America; the anthropology of violence and conflict (conflict and its aftermath, gangs, organised crime and the political economy of violence); the anthropology of democracy and the state transformation (peace-building operations and democratisation processes, neo-liberalisation and electoral politics); social movement and citizenship practises; transitional justice, human rights and memory work; the ethnography of the law (legal cultures and the judicialisation of politics); conflicts over extractive industries; the free culture movement as it pertains to editorial/publishing practices.

  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

  • Study mode

    Distance learning (part-time)

  • Start date

    January 2018

  • Duration

    6 years


Course details

Assessment method

Thesis of up to 100,000 words.


Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is a First or Upper Second-Class Honours degree from a university in the UK or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and / or relevant experience.

English is the language of instruction for all programmes offered at the School of Advanced Study. It is mandatory that all theses, examination papers and coursework are written in English, except where School regulations permit otherwise.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2,960 Year 1
England £2,960 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2,960 Year 1
Scotland £2,960 Year 1
Wales £2,960 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The School is a member of the AHRC-funded consortium London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), along with King’s College London and UCL. Up to 80 studentships are available annually for UK and EU postgraduate research students wishing to pursue doctoral study in the arts and humanities within the partnership. Subject to availability, these awards will cover: Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate/ Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend). This studentship competition will open for applications on 21 November 2017 and close on 21 January 2018. Students wishing to apply need to submit their PhD application to ILAS by 10 January 2018 at the very latest.

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