American and Canadian Studies

Nottingham University Business School

17550 GBP/year
4327 GBP/year
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The Department of American and Canadian Studies welcomes applications from students who wish to pursue an MRes degree in a variety of research areas. 


The department has had repeated success in securing financial support for MRes students.  Particular areas of research specialism include: 

  • the American Enlightenment
  • antebellum slavery and politics
  • antebellum writing
  • the history of the South
  • media cultures, cinema and literature of the American South
  • post-1945 foreign policy, especially US relations with South East Asia and the Kennedy/Johnson administrations
  • Neoconservatism and the political far right
  • post-1945 intellectual history
  • labour and the US penal system
  • race, culture and  the Civil Rights Movement
  • Hispanic migrant communities.
  • African-American painting and photography
  • the culture, film and literature of the American South
  • slave and captivity narratives
  • 19th century print cultures
  • new social movements and political culture (including fiction)
  • the study of decades in American culture (especially the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s)
  • Canadian literature

Programme Structure

The department offers you:

  • advanced research training
  • expert supervision (each student is allocated two supervisors)
  • frequent reviews and feedback on progress
  • departmental research seminars/work in progress sessions
  • well-equipped work bases, with excellent library and IT facilities
  • support for research trips and conference attendance, inter-library loan

Key information

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
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