Research course

American Studies

Institution
Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

MPhil/MA by Research - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. PhD - You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject. If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at: www.swansea.ac.uk/english-tests

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department of Political and Cultural Studies (PCS) boasts a dynamic research environment with a committed staff all of whom are research-active. Academic members of staff have a very considerable range of research interests on which we offer supervision for research degrees.

In this area, staff have expertise in:

  • American Civil War
  • US foreign policy
  • The US ‘War on Drugs’
  • US politics and government
  • Surveillance and urban America
  • American conservatism
  • The Spanish Civil War
  • American military history
  • The American West
  • New South
  • 20th century American literature
  • Film and popular culture

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Roland Axtmann
Email
r.axtmann@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 295190