Masters degrees in United States Society & Culture involve advanced study of the peoples, cultures and societies which originate from or are associated with the United States of America.
Related postgraduate specialisms include American Studies, United States Studies, and United States Literature. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Cultural Studies or Languages and Literature.
Though a comparatively ‘young’ country, the Culture of the United States nonetheless encompasses an extremely diverse and wide-ranging set of areas for postgraduates to explore.
Predominantly Western, African, Native American, Asian and Latin American influences can be traced to the present day. Courses in this field may therefore encourage you to analyse how these cultures have intertwined or drawn apart because of cultural and social movements in the USA.
For example, you might research the different creole languages which have formed in different parts of the UD, or you might examine the apartheid systems prevalent in the 20th century.
Careers may include positions in academia and publishing, journalism and digital media, and heritage institutions such as museums. You would also be suitable for positions within government departments and foreign policy regulators, as well as public relations roles.