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Interdisciplinary Studies Centre

Latin American studies

Latin American market stall

Postgraduate courses


Bolivian artwork

The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA) is a museum at our University which houses more than 750 pieces of art from 1900 to the present day. It provides a unique resource for our students of Latin American art.

Many of our departments offer postgraduate courses that allow you to focus on Latin America and the Caribbean region as part of your studies. We are also home to many leading specialists who are able to provide expert PhD supervision in these areas:

University-wide expertise in Latin America

In this video, Professor Andrew Canessa from the Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies tell us about the history of Latin American studies at Essex and the University's wide range of expertise in the area.

Employability events

Students at a careers fair

We have lots of careers events and workshops running this term, all designed to help you develop skills, research future career options and meet employers. Some are one-off annual events, so don't miss out.


students discussing

Frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.

Essex Interns

Students walking up stairs

Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.

Student Profiles

Student Profiles

Want to know more about Latin American Studies? Our student profiles allow you to hear students and alumni talk about their experiences of our interdisciplinary courses and the world of possibility they open up.