University of Nottingham

American and Canadian Studies

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Rank: 20 (TCUG)

Location: University Park Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/09

Duration: -

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Particular areas of research specialism include:

  • the Ameri- can Enlightenment

  • antebellum slavery and politics

  • antebellum writing

  • the history of the South

  • media cultures, cinema and literature of the American South

  • post-1945 foreign policy, especially US relations with South East Asia and the Kennedy/Johnson administrations

  • Neoconservatism and the political far right

  • post-1945 intellectual history

  • labour and the US penal system

  • race, culture and the Civil Rights Movement

  • Hispanic migrant communities.

  • African-American painting and photography

  • the culture, film and literature of the American South

  • slave and captivity narratives

  • 19th century print cultures

  • new social movements and political culture (including fiction)

  • the study of decades in American culture (especially the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s)

  • Canadian literature

  • gay, lesbian and queer literature and theory

  • contemporary US and postcolonial fiction

  • business and the workplace in American literature

  • 19th- 20th- and 21st century American and Canadian literature

  • post-colonial literatures and theory

  • race, gender and sexuality in literature and culture

  • regional and ethnic literary culture and the major movements of Realism, Modernism and Post-Modernism


Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities, or social science subject. For PhD-level study, applicants are usually expected to hold, or be working towards, a Master's degree in a relevant subject. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element).

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for University of Nottingham.

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The International Office is the main place for international students to visit when they arrive at the university. It is staffed by a dedicated team of advisors that are there to help with the many issues that can arise from living and studying in a different country. They can help with matters such as immigration and visas, financial advice and family concerns. They are also on hand for matters such as employment and academic difficulties. They organise regular events and even trips to allow students from outside the UK to make the most of their time in the country and to see all that the UK has to offer. There is even help and advice for after studies have finished and students are looking for work. The Students Union are responsible for the organisation of some 190 student clubs and societies along with some 75 sports clubs. There is a student run newspaper as well as a professional sound and lighting company for events in the area. It holds a regular RAG organisation, the largest outside the US, which raises over £1 million each year for good causes. There is a Student Volunteer Centre and an international volunteering project as well as working in the larger community.

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