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American Studies MA by Research

Swansea University College of Arts and Humanities

Full time & Part time October, January MA, Research Only 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

About the course

An MA by Research in American Studies at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests. 

A research degree in American Studies represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your American Studies project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as the culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject in American Studies. This is followed by an oral examination of the

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for the American Studies MA by Research should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Please visit our website for more information on entry requirements for the American Studies research programme.


Please visit our website for the American Studies research programme fee information.

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