University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

American Literature and Culture (Taught)

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Course summary

This MA programme allows you to take your study of Anglophone American literature to the next level. Overview Anchored around a core module on American culture and conflict, the programme gives you a foundation in the points of contest and debate that have shaped American literature, providing you with the tools needed to pursue your interests and deepen your understanding of the field. Our selection of optional modules includes a wide range of topics taught by experts in their field, from critical race theory and transatlantic literature to American modernism and Cold War fiction. The programme includes a field trip to a major library in the United States or other research destination, accompanied by one of our members of staff, aimed at developing your research skills. You will draw on this experience in writing a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised by one of our Americanist academics. Overall, the MA in American Literature and Culture is designed to give you breadth and depth of understanding in the field, preparing you for PhD study and a range of other professional career paths.

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Entry requirements

A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.


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American Literature and Culture at University of Kent - UCAS