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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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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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
As a leading global power, the United States and its foreign affairs have a significant impact upon international relations, both in terms of policy and academic scholarship. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
The MA by Research in American Studies gives you an opportunity to develop your research interests in the history, politics, literature and/or culture of the United States in a supportive environment, with the guidance of a supervisor who is an expert in their field. Read more
The United States is the most influential nation in the world. However, a number of challenges in recent years have called into question the sustainability of American leadership abroad and prosperity at home. Read more
The Master of Arts in American Studies provides students opportunities for pre-professional training in their chosen speciality. Through challenging courses and in-depth research, students delve into topics like architecture, popular music, immigration and borders and racial and gender equality in American culture. Read more
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. Read more