Research course

United States Studies

School of Advanced Study · School of Advanced Study, University of London

Entry requirements

A master's degree in a relevant subject. Applicants should apply with a detailed research proposal (details on website). Acceptance depends on the availability of appropriate faculty supervision. Contact School Registry for further information.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

The Institute for the Study of the Americas is a research institute co-ordinating work on the Americas. It has a very far-reaching seminar and conference programme, and publishes books and papers. It has a lively and growing doctoral programme. MPhil and PhD research in areas of American studies supervised by teaching faculty. Member Institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Research training provided. The University of London Library has an excellent American Studies collection and students may use other excellent resources including such local facilities as the Institute of Historical Research Library and British Library.

Department specialisms

American Politics; American Political Thought; American Foreign Policy; Contemporary American History; American Economic History.

Information for international students

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide evidence that their written and spoken English language is adequate for postgraduate study. The University of London has been licensed to offer certificates to potential non-EU students under the UK Government's new immigration Points Based System.

Fees and funding

School of Advanced Study Studentship, AHRC Studentship, British Council (international students), fieldwork grants.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

School Registry
020 7862 8662
020 7862 8725