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Inter-American Studies

Inter-American Studies

120 ECTS - MA degree

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In Inter-American Studies students will gain expert knowledge of the languages, history and literatures of the Americas and utilize their language(s) of expertise to disseminate international research findings.

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

A Bachelor’s degree (BA, B.Ed or a BS) with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 7.25. The student must also meet the language proficiency requirement set for graduate studies in the relevant language(s): English, French and/or Spanish. 

New students must have English language proficiency on the upper C1 level = TOEFL 100, IELTS 7.5.

On the information page, Proof of English Proficiency Requirements, under "Other ways to meet English proficiency", the following two clauses:

  • You have completed at least one full year of full time higher education, taught in English, at an accredited higher education institution in a majority English speaking country (UK, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada)
  • You have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in English (English BA or English MA)

are replaced by the single clause:

  • A complete bachelor or masters degree taught in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK or the US (however, please be aware that if your degree is a collaboration between a university in one of these countries and a second country not on the list, it will not count for this exemption). Please note that a bachelor or masters degree taught in English does not fulfil the requirement unless it is one of the specific cases listed above.

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