CEDLA Master Courses
CEDLA offers different master courses, which are open to Master students from all Dutch universities, and (against a compensation of €60.00 per credit) also for nonstudents with a finished BA or MA degree in a relevant field.
The Master courses aim to provide MA scholars with analytical tools, insights into theoretical approaches and empirical knowledge on the subject matter. Lectures and literature stimulate participants to distinguish multi-disciplinary perspectives. By discussing literature as part of the curriculum, students are trained to develop critical views both verbally as well as in writing. The examination at the end of the course tests the understanding of the course material and the capability to summarize material, and to write an English language academic report. Students that extend their participation in a course by writing a full paper are required to do so by formulating an academic question, constructing a framework to approach the research question, and to work towards a clear presentation of the issues and the formulation of conclusions and reflections.
CEDLA also offers the CEDLA Master’s Programme (CMP). This programme lasts 15 months and familiarizes students with the most important developments in the region, as well as the different theories and research debates about the causes and meanings of those developments, and the necessary methodologies to carry out academic research in Latin America.
General Information CEDLA Education Programme
CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in courses, in which important Latin American topics are discussed and are closely linked to the research of CEDLA staff members. The courses are accessible for students of all Dutch universities and at a fee also for others interested.
The different Bachelor courses can be combined into a Minor Latin American Studies of 30 ECTs. The minor can serve as a preparation for the CEDLA Master’s Programme in Latin American Studies. The minor consists of several Bachelor courses, which maybe supplement with a literature assignment. Following the introductory course Understanding Latin America Today is an obligatory part of the Minor. Therefore, students who intent to follow the Minor programme should register timely for this course.
CEDLA also offers alternative education activities, such as intensive seminars and guided reading classes (lecturas guiadas). Furthermore, CEDLA staff members can also be available to supervise internships, fieldwork in Latin America or the writing of a thesis.
Registration and Participation
MA students that are registered at another Dutch university can register through our digital registration form.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CEDLA secretariat. We are open on weekdays from 9.00 to 17.00 hours.