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When the time came to choose where I wanted to do my PhD course, I decided on CLACS because it is one of the main centres for promotion and research in humanities in the UK. The intense dynamic of the School and Senate House has enriched my research and professional career.
(Current PhD student, CLACS)
The Centre offers students an unparalleled range of resources in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Collection, based at Senate House Library, combines the holdings and strengths of the CLACS and SHL collections to provide more than 90,000 volumes of research-level material. CLACS also hosts initiatives focussed on promoting interdisciplinary and comparative work on the Caribbean Region. We encourage PhD applications in this area.
As part of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, CLACS students benefit from a collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment, as well as a wide range of funding opportunities, including AHRC-sponsored London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) studentships.
SAS is the UK’s national research hub and the Centre is part of the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies (ILCS), one of eight SAS member Institutes. CLACS also enjoys close links with staff at other School Institutes, including the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and the Warburg Institute. Cross-institute supervision and collaboration is actively encouraged making us an ideal location for interdisciplinary research.
CLACS is located in iconic Senate House, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Its central London location ensures students are able to enjoy the wider benefits of the city, with both the British Museum and British Library within walking distance.
As part of the University of London, CLACS students join a wider community of over 170,000 students. They are encouraged to participate in the wider activities of the university and are able to use the libraries of other colleges. All CLACS graduates receive a University of London degree.