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Critical American Studies MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Critical, theoretical, interdisciplinary and engaging – our new MA represents what Sussex is all about.

As part of the Sussex Centre for American Studies, you’ll learn from passionate academics with a range of critical perspectives. Their research interests span fiction, poetry, race, politics and the environment. You have the opportunity to explore topics such as:

  • American thinking and philosophy
  • race
  • modernity and activism
  • the great American novel
  • transatlantic Romanticism.

The course offers stimulating seminars, hands-on research and access to digital resources not available outside the US.

We have a world-class archive on our doorstep in The Keep. Here you can access African-American newspapers, mainstream and alternative print media, protest movement history and the New Masses collection. You’ll develop a rich understanding of North America in the context of both its history and its current position as a global superpower in a state of flux.

CAREERS

Your Critical American Studies MA will help develop your self-confidence as well as your attention to detail, written communication and teamwork skills.

As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared for PhD research or to undertake work in a variety of sectors, including:

  • teaching, law and publishing
  • libraries and archives
  • public history and museums.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per 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 Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    144 87%

    3rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    12th

    1

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