Market in Valparaiso in Chile.
Market in Valparaiso in Chile.

Latin American Studies

Do you want to know more about Latin America's social and political movements, or learn about the region's development issues? Apply for courses in Latin American Studies if you are interested in historical and contemporary issues in the region.


Latin American Studies use interdisciplinary perspectives to explore historical as well as contemporary issues in Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Patagonia in southern Argentina. The region is known for its social and political movements, and for applying socialist solutions at development issues. Latin America also has strong and dynamic economies like Brazil and Mexico, which are trying to find their role in a globalized world.

By attending our courses you gain a deeper knowledge of the history, culture, religion, and social conditions in Latin America, as well as the Latin American countries' relations with the rest of the world. Spanish knowledge is an advantage but is not an entry requirement.

Guest lecturers from Latin America regularly visit to participate in teaching or to offer open lectures at the School of Global Studies.

Note! Our courses in Latin American studies will be paused from Autumn 2022 and onwards. 

After graduation

Latin American Studies s especially suitable for those who aspire to a career in international relations, development studies, or any other field in which a deeper knowledge of a specific regional region can be an asset. The courses also give you competencies that may be useful in international work, information, and educational occupations and in the tourist industry.