Some of our current students tell you about their experiences so far. You can also read our
graduate profiles and see what our students have gone on
to do after their time at Essex.
Sebastian Bustamante-Brauning, fourth-year BA Latin American Studies
has a fantastic team of teaching staff who have really encouraged me to have confidence in
myself and my abilities. The range of optional modules is vast and really helps you to get a broad
understanding of Latin American society, culture and history.
“In my first year, I studied the module Introduction to Latin American Politics, which was excellent - it
really developed my knowledge of the region. One of my other favourites was Development, State Building, Human
Rights and Terrorism, which allowed for fruitful discussions and engagement. The University also hosts the Essex
Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), which I was really looking forward to seeing and studying upon coming
“Studying a Spanish language module each year has been particularly helpful and I see this being the single
most useful element of my course, which will inevitably boost my employability skills. Essex has expanded my knowledge
and skills base immensely; it has opened doors and offered a wealth of possible future career paths.”
Latin American Studies: Kiran's experience on Vimeo
Latin American studies graduate Dr Adrian Locke
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.
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.
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.
Our graduates acquire an exceptionally diverse range of skills during their time at Essex and have entered a wide variety of industries. Their
stories demonstrate the versatility of an interdisciplinary qualification.