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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Members of the Centre for American Studies provide supervision in many aspects of American Studies. Supervision is team-based and reflects the active research interests of the Centre.

We treat the American experience in a critical and reflective manner, and offer an extremely good base for postgraduate study. While able to supervise a wide range of American topics, the Centre currently operates three specialist research clusters of particular interest to candidates; the American West; US Environmental Issues; Race, Ethnicity and Borders.

About the Centre for American Studies

American Studies at Kent dates back to 1973 and, over the last few decades, has developed a strong research culture; this matches the commitment of the University to interdisciplinary study as well as the mandate of American Studies to explore the American experience in ground-breaking ways.

Our team of scholars maintains close links with a number of North and South American research institutions and archives, and the University’s Templeman Library houses impressive collections on slavery, Native American culture, and photography/visual materials.

Careers

Recent postgraduates now work in media, publishing and a variety of businesses in the UK, Europe and the USA. Teaching is also a popular option, as are marketing and public relations.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,400per year

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

A range of scholarships for international students, including GREAT Scholarships for students from China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya and Thailand.
Kent offers globally recognised degrees, and has a diverse student community representing over 159 nationalities.
Kent provides excellent support for international students, including English language training and academic study support.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 16 4

    36th out of 90 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    102 57%

    12th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    7th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    3rd

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    124 64%

    38th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    48th

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    41st

    3

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