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Latin American and Latino Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #446 (QS) Waltham, MA, United States
Students in the undergraduate program in Latin American and Latino Studies at Brandeis University work closely with an adviser to develop an individual plan of study that combines breadth with a focus in one discipline (usually anthropology, history, politics or Hispanic studies).
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Students at Brandeis University whose interests do not easily fit the courses available at Brandeis may arrange independent study with members of the staff. Students may also take advantage of the resources of neighboring institutions through the Boston Area Consortium on Latin America and the Greater Boston Latino Studies Connection. Courses Latin American and Latino Studies may be taken at Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University and Wellesley College. Study in Latin America for a term or a year is encouraged.

The programme

In the past, students have studied at universities in Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Brazil, and other possibilities are available. Credit may also be obtained for internships in organizations related to Latin America.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sports, Games, and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mesoamerican Civilizations and Their Legacies
  • Studies in Latin American Literature
  • Latin American and Caribbean History: Modernity, Medicine, Sexuality
  • Political Economy of the Third World
  • Power and Violence: The Anthropology of Political Systems

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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