Latin America is at the heart of issues of global importance.
You’re intrigued by the complexity of Latin America.
You’re open-minded and are looking for a flexible degree which you can tailor according to your interests. You love to immerse yourself in your studies and you thrive off learning. You have a keen interest in travel and would benefit from spending a part of your degree studying in a Latin American country.
At Essex, you will gain a rich understanding of Latin America by observing it through the lenses across humanities and social sciences. You can also add a language to your degree, choosing from Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese.
Learn about our teaching and assessment plans, in light of the pandemic, for the 2020/21 academic year on the department pages.
We work on issues of global importance such as indigenous rights, transitional justice and environmental sustainability.
At Essex we have been committed to the study of Latin America since 1964 when our founding Vice-Chancellor, Sir Albert Sloman, declared the need ‘to dispel prevailing prejudice and ignorance of the region’. Many preconceptions still exist but our vibrant community of staff, students, alumni and artists challenge them on a daily basis.
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