Taught course

American Literature and Culture

University of Leeds · School of English

Entry requirements

A 2:1 undergraduate degree in English, American studies, a degree including English or American studies, or in a related subject. Some knowledge of American literature and culture will be an advantage, but is not a requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA explores the range and variety of American Literature and Culture, offering the chance to develop an already existing enthusiasm or to explore a fascinating area which may not have figured significantly in your undergraduate degree programme. The MA affords an excellent platform for further work at doctoral level within this rich field.

Focusing both on literary texts and their cultural contexts, a wide variety of modules permits students to study different genres, authors and periods, with experts in the field. Literature is considered alongside other forms of expression, including film. You will study two compulsory modules and three option modules, one of which can be a module taken outside of the programme and one of which can be taken outside of the School.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

There are a number of scholarships available to both UK/ EU and international students. Further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)113 343 4738