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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course, which enables you to focus on the study of the:

history, literature, politics, film and culture of the United States
literature, culture and society of Canada

Some of the core issues you will look at include:

  • to what extent will the US be forced to renegotiate political, financial and cultural relationships long characterised by dominance?
  • how do we make sense of the Trump era?
  • how should the Obama Presidency be understood within the history of race relations and the struggle for civil rights?
  • how will cultural responses to changing political, media, and built environments work within and against established forms and traditions?

You will be involved in intellectual exchange among a group with shared interests but with a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives.

Dissertation supervision and module teaching are research-led. In line with the most recent work in the field, research and teaching is informed by consideration of North America in transatlantic and hemispheric contexts and a transnational and global perspective; by close attention to the production, circulation and reception of a broad range of ‘texts’; and by a commitment to self-reflexive interdisciplinarity.

Careers

MA American Studies will give you the opportunity to study a subject that you are passionate about at a more detailed level than is possible during an undergraduate degree. As such, this is an ideal step into a future research qualification, such as a PhD.

As you have this option of developing your interests at a more specialised level, you will even be able to tap into current debates surrounding America’s global position. As such, this course offers excellent preparation for a career in teaching, journalism and the media, government service, diplomacy, and NGO's.

The interdisciplinary focus of the course will also equip you with the skills and flexibility to adapt to a range of other professions, such as management, business, public services and law

You will also be ideally placed to pursue a career or further study in North America or Canada.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    134 81%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    15th

    6

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