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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.
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With the so-called ‘transnational turn', American Studies increasingly looks across and beyond national borders. In this program, you will explore the politics, culture and society of the United States, both within and outside the national borders.
The American Studies MA attracts high calibre students from a variety of academic backgrounds, though commonly the study of literature or history has formed a substantial component of their undergraduate degree.
Overview. American Studies allows you to understand the United States from a literary and historical perspective. On this course, you’ll study landmark historical events, novels, films, comic books, photographs and paintings.
This multidisciplinary MA comprises a broad range of specialist modules in the humanities and social sciences, bringing together the academic expertise of the institute with United States specialists from other UCL departments and University of London colleges.
America's cultural icons are the world's cultural icons. From Walt Disney to the Statue of Liberty, from Hollywood to Time magazine, and from Jack Kerouac to Philip Roth; the influence of American culture and literature around the world is huge.
The Master of Arts in Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) enhances intercultural understanding and promotes rigorous scholarly study of Asian societies, political economies, cultures, histories, linguistics, migrations, etc.
This is an innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme, combining taught modules and a dissertation, which allows you to share your year between Canterbury and Paris.
The MPhil in American Literature will consist of an intensive foundation course, taught in the Michaelmas term by a team of specialists, which combines detailed attention to specified primary texts with broader investigations into the conceptual, theoretical, and cultural parameters of the literary history of the United States.
The Centre now includes approximately 20 academic members, whose work covers topics from twenty-first century U.S. culture to Native Americans, foreign policy and environmental history.