Taught course

Transnational America: Politics, Culture and Society

Radboud University · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree in American Studies or related area
    You’re required to have a Dutch Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in American Studies or related area.
  2. A proficiency in English
    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master's program in North American Studies touches on subjects such as Americanization, globalization, balances of power, transatlantic transfer, cultural mobility, exceptionalism, and cultural diplomacy. You’ll come to understand what shaped Europe's image of the United States and vice versa. Our Master's gives students the opportunity to acquire solid expertise in relation to the concept of ‘America' in a variety of fields: US history, literature, culture (including literature, popular culture, film, music, and the arts) as well as political history, foreign policy, constitutional law, religion and social science.

Radboud distinguishes itself from other American Studies programs through its emphasis on the cultural and political relations between the United States, its neighboring countries, and Europe. Current events such as the religious tension between the USA and the Middle East, American foreign policy in Latin America and challenges to approach the transnational and transcultural dimension of North American literatures and cultures form an integral part of our classroom discussions.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical background in Transatlantic cultural and political exchange
  • Choose from a variety of fields to focus on, including diiplomacy, economic and business policy, or cultural heritage
  • Get a multidisciplinary perspective on the topic of Transatlantic relations
  • Gain valuable experience deisgning, conducting and presenting your research

Career prospects
There’s a wide range of opportunities for graduates of this program. Your broad interdisciplinary education, expertise in research skills, and excellent command of English will help you find a job in a large variety of international settings. Graduates from this programme could find work in a variety of areas:

  • International affairs and diplomacy
  • Consultant for businesses, NGOs, or governmental organisations
  • Researcher
  • Cultural heritage expert
  • Media and journalism

This is a specialisation of the Master's in North American Studies

If you have any questions, email us here: study-information@ru.nl

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 17,470
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 17,470

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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