Some of the core issues you will look at in this programme include:
- to what extent will the US be forced to renegotiate political, financial and cultural relationships long characterised by dominance?
- how do we make sense of the Trump era?
- how should the Obama Presidency be understood within the history of race relations and the struggle for civil rights?
- how will cultural responses to changing political, media, and built environments work within and against established forms and traditions?
You will be involved in intellectual exchange among a group with shared interests, but with a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives.
MA American Studies at the University of Nottingham will give you the opportunity to study a subject that you are passionate about at a more detailed level than is possible during an undergraduate degree. This is an ideal step into a future research qualification, such as a PhD.
As you have this option of developing your interests at a more specialised level, you will even be able to tap into current debates surrounding America’s global position. As such, this course offers excellent preparation for a career in teaching, journalism and the media, government service, diplomacy, and NGO's.
The interdisciplinary focus of the course will also equip you with the skills and flexibility to adapt to a range of other professions, such as management, business, public services and law. You will also be ideally placed to pursue a career or further study in North America or Canada.
- American Madness: Mental Illness in History and Culture
- American Magazine Culture
- Ethnic and New Immigrant Writing
- Feminist Thought in the US: 1970-Present
- History of the Civil Rights Movement
- In the Midst of War: The United States and the Vietnam Wars, 1940-1975
- Latino Cultures
- North American Film Adaptations
- Popular Music Cultures and Counter-cultures
- Recent Queer Writing
- Sexuality in American History
- The Great American Short Story
- US Foreign Policy
- Varieties of Classic American Film, Television and Literature Since 1950
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Literature American Studies View 29 other Masters in American Studies in United Kingdom
- Undergraduate degree: 2:1 (or international equivalent)
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.
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