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About USA History
Masters degrees in USA History explore the debated historical origins of the Unites United States of America, including the European colonisation of the Americas, and the prehistory history of the Native Americans.
Related subjects include Central American History and South American HistoryAmerican Studies and American Literature. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as History, Anthropology or Colonial Studies.
Courses in the History of the USA examine the contested heritages, cultures and demographics of American people: from the development of Native American society, to the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the 15th century, and the expansion of the American frontier in the 17th century.
Popular areas for postgraduate specialism (and dissertation research) include America’s declaration of independence, the slave trade and early years of the republic, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the terror attacks of 9/11. Within these areas, specialist topics and themes include women’s rights, race and identity, class and economic progression.
For example, you might analyse the women’s suffrage movement, and its impacts on gender equality in the USA. Or, you might research topics such as African American ancestry and heritage that continue to resonate within America’s modern history.
Careers in the field may include working as a historian on behalf of a heritage institution, roles in publishing and the media, or even public relations.
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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.
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.
The course offers a programme of study that is broad-ranging in terms of its coverage of a variety of areas of Europe since 1500, including Russia and the Soviet Union; medical history; Britain and Ireland; the British Empire and British foreign relations; the Mediterranean world; and US history since 1800.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.