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MPhil in American Literature

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The MPhil in American Literature will consist of an intensive foundation course, taught in the Michaelmas term by a team of specialists, which combines detailed attention to specified primary texts with broader investigations into the conceptual, theoretical, and cultural parameters of the literary history of the United States.

Students will be free in the Lent term to choose two from a range of optional courses offered by the MPhils in American Literature, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Criticism and Culture, 18th Century and Romantic Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Literature. The MPhil will be examined by means of two pieces of coursework and a dissertation on a topic of the student's choosing. Students will research and write their dissertations over the course of the three terms in close consultation with supervisors.

By the end of the course students should have:

  • developed a deeper knowledge of their chosen area within American literary studies and of the critical debates within that area;
  • developed an understanding of critical debates that enables the evaluation of current research in their specialist area; and
  • developed an understanding of the broader field of American literary studies and the place of their specialist area within it.

Tuition fees

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£ 26,208overall cost

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

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    1st out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
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    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

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  • Student satisfaction

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