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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

The dissertation allows students to conduct a piece of original research on a topic of their own choice.  This in-depth research can be on a topic within culture, society, politics or international relations of Latin America.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mervyn Bain

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Latin American Studies (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students who meet the necessary requirements proceed to the 12-15,000 word dissertation, which is a compulsory part of the MSc in Latin American Studies. It enables students to pursue in-depth knowledge and original research on a topic of the culture, society, politics or international relations of Latin America, subject to approval of the teaching staff. The dissertation is designed to allow students to extend an interest in some aspect of the degree and to have experience in formulating, designing and conducting their own research investigation. Students will be prepared for this by the core and elective courses of the MSc programme, by one 2-hour seminar of dissertation-writing training, and by individual supervision.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Dissertation, 12-15,000 words: 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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