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American and Canadian Studies
American and Canadian Studies PhD
American and Canadian Studies PhD

American and Canadian Studies PhD

  • ID:UN440263
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject
  • For PhD study, we would usually expect you to hold or be working towards a masters degree in a relevant subject

English Requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in each element)

Other Requirement

  • In order to apply, you must submit a research proposal of approximately 1000 words, outlining your key area of investigation and primary research questions, the existing scholarship in the field and your intervention into the debates therein, and the kinds of sources you will be using.You are encouraged to send a draft proposal to the Departmental Director of Postgraduate Research (currently Dr Christopher Phelps) for feedback prior to submitting your application.

Course Information

The only department of American and Canadian Studies in the UK, we examine North America in historical and contemporary contexts. Our research in North American histories and cultural expression addresses concerns of race, gender, and sexuality.

Work in the department reflects and leads a growing transnational agenda and research students are encouraged to think about America in a global context. We have long-standing experience and expertise in supervising PhDs to successful completion. 

Particular areas of research specialism include:

  • Asian North American literature and culture
  • Canadian literature and culture
  • Contemporary American fiction
  • Ethnic-minority writing
  • Feminist theory
  • Film adaptation
  • Gender and queer studies
  • Indigenous literature and culture
  • Memory studies
  • North American border studies
  • North American film
  • Settler-colonialism
  • Women's writing

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our postgraduates go onto work in a range of fields, from university lectureships and post-doctoral fellowships to roles in the media, art councils and the creative industries.

Many of our research students publish high-quality books and articles and have secured teaching positions in universities both in the UK and abroad.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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