Research course

American Studies

Institution
University of Kent · Faculty of Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 class honours degree in an appropriate subject (for example, American Studies, History or English degrees with US study component).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We treat the American experience in a critical and reflective manner, and offer an extremely good base for postgraduate study. While able to supervise a wide range of American topics, the Centre currenlty operates three specialist research clusters of particular interest to candidates; the American West; US Environmental Issues; Race, Ethnicity and Borders.

We treat the American experience in a critical and reflective manner, and offer an extremely good base for postgraduate study. While able to supervise a wide range of American topics, the Centre currently operates three specialist research clusters of particular interest to candidates:

  • The American West
  • The Study of US Environmental Issues
  • The Study of Race, Ethnicity and Borders.

Department specialisms

Members of the Centre for American Studies teach and research in the fields of American literature, American history, and history and theory of art, and can offer research supervision in all of these fields as well as in interdisciplinary American Studies subjects.

Information for international students

Please see website for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
60-72 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Claire Taylor, Centre for American Studies
Email
c.l.taylor@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823140