Research course

American Studies

University of East Anglia · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MPhil or PhD programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, and a good Masters degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject. For entry on to the MA by Research programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The current research themes for supervision under American Studies are:

  • Place, nation and environment
  • Popular culture and the Avant Garde
  • Race, gender and civil liberties

The School has particular strengths in autobiography and biography; the historical and literary constructions of race, gender, sexuality and age as markers of difference; material culture; land, space and place in the American environment; post-colonialism; and visual culture. Please contact the School's Postgraduate Research Director, Dr Rebecca Fraser, for further information concerning specific expertise in AMS.

Department specialisms

Civil Rights Movement; Martin Luther King; Colonial New York; Native Americans; Cold War; International Relations

Information for international students

English entry requirements are: Minimum IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening and 7.0 in writing. .

Fees and funding

Studentships may be available for exceptional candidates. Please see

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709