- Rated best American Studies department in the country for three years running by The Guardian newspaper (2004-6).
- Based in the only American Studies Department within the colleges of the original University of London, the MA programme is uniquely positioned to engage with the extraordinary cultural resources of the city including exhibitions, music, film and theatre.
- Staff are internationally recognised as leading figures in their fields.
The degree concentrates on an interdisciplinary and contextualised understanding of American culture, history and society.
The programme consists of one core module, Topics and Methods in American Studies, plus three module options and a dissertation. Options include Broadcasting America; Cultural Encounters on North American Frontiers; Hawthorne & James; Histories of the Built Environment; History of Sexuality in America; Interracial Writing in the Old World & the New; Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing 1850–1910; Photography: Image, Text, Culture; Poetry, Place & Perception.
Programme format and assessment
Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a 15,000 word dissertation.