The North West Doctoral Training Centre, jointly run by the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, is offering 3 PhD studentships in Language-Based Area Studies, which includes Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

The University of Liverpool has diverse expertise in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with relevant members of staff based principally in the Latin American Studies section of the Department of Cultures, Languages and Areas Studies (within the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures) but also across the University in the Departments of Politics and Geography, and the School of Sociology.

Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool was founded as one of five specialist centres tasked to research and teach on the region. As a result the University Library holds one of the country’s most significant Latin American and Caribbean collections. We have specialists whose research and teaching interests cover: Politics and political movements; History; Sociology; Ethnology; Social Anthropology; Literature and Cultural Studies. As such we can offer interdisciplinary supervision suitable for Economic and Social Research Council funding on a wide range of topics relating to Latin America and the Caribbean.

You can find more information about the North West DTC and of the opportunities it offers for post-graduate studies which it offers here.

Read more about about Latin American Studies at Liverpool, and to see our research interests, browse the staff and postgraduate pages.

The deadline for the application for the studentships is 23 March 2012. Please note that prior to this deadline you should apply for a place on the PhD programme in one of the three Schools mentioned above. The choice of School will depend on the location of the member of staff you wish to be supervised by.

For informal inquiries, please contact either: Dr Andrew Redden, Cultures, Languages and Area Studies ( or Dr Damien Kempf, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures (