• Master's Programme in Latin American Studies 2020 - 2021

    14/04/20 Master Latin American Studies ZOOM info meeting

    Interested in Latin America, but not very familiar with CEDLA as an institute yet? Join our next info meeting about our intensive and multidisciplinary Advanced Master's in Latin American Studies (MLAS), telling you all about how you will become an expert on the region by developing your own research plan and independently conducting fieldwork in Latin America.

    The meeting is hosted by education coordinator Bente van de Nes and researcher-lecturer dr. Fabio de Castro. The meeting will be held at Zoom, on Tuesday 14/04/20 from 16:30 to 17:30 hours. You can join us without an account, by clicking in on the link to our meeting: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/351525675

    We will be online at least 10 minutes in advance, so you can log on early to ensure that everything is working well before the start of the meeting. We hope to see you online!

  • Updated deadlines for application to the Master's Programme in Latin American Studies 2020 - 2021

  • Applicants who need an entry visa and residence permit In order to leave enough time for immigration, the application deadline for applicants who need an entry visa and residence permit will remain 1 May.

    Applicants with EU nationality
    Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the application deadline for these applicants was 1 May. The new application deadline is 1 June.

    The programme remains scheduled to start in September 2020. In case of a continued outbreak of the coronavirus, we will take the necessary steps to ensure the continuance of the program for all enrolled students. If you have any questions about which deadline applies to you, please contact us at secretariat@cedla.nl

In the advanced Master's programme in Latin American Studies you will study social transformations through a multi-disciplinary lens, including a broad range of social science disciplines. You will design your own research plan, do field research in this exciting region and become a critical academic.

The programme is research-driven, small-scale and internationally oriented. You will delve into the most recent developments in the region and learn about topics like the new wave of economic, social and political crises that deepen inequality, insecurity and unsustainability. On the other hand you will also discuss innovative practices by indigenous and other social movements in rural and urban spaces that offer new hopes for social transformations in Latin America.

The programme provides a solid foundation for a career in research or academia, with civil society agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and at research institutions both in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, the Masterís degree has proven to serve as a good starting point for pursuing a PhD. READ MORE



  • Pre-Masterís Programme in Latin American Studies

    September 2020
    If you do not meet the entry requirements of the Master’s programme, for example if you have a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) or an equivalent thereof, you may be eligible for admission after completing the pre-Master's programme Latin American Studies. +INFO

Studying at CEDLA

CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. It publishes an academic journal (ERLACS), organises monthly lectures, dialogues, and many other events. It also houses the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Latin American Studies Programme (LASP).