American Literature and Culture, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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American culture has often been seen as distinctive and unique, producing some of the worlds greatest writers and artists.The American Literature and Culture degree at University of Leeds will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of American literature and its cultural context by looking at specific writers, genres or periods alongside drama, film and photography.

About

Youll study core modules developing your research skills and questioning what it means to study literature today, and youll undertake an independently researched dissertation on a topic of your choice. Youll also pursue some of the topics that suit your interests when you choose from a range of optional modules exploring different aspects of American literature and culture, from the 19th century to contemporary writing.

In addition, youll be able to broaden your understanding by choosing to take one of your options from the wide range of non-American modules in English Literature that we offer.

Leeds was the first university in Britain to establish a Chair in the field of American Literature. Its an interest that we continue to uphold with staff researching topics such as American literary culture, masculinity and gender, American film, globalization, postcolonial literature, Jewish narratives and African-American writing. Youll benefit from all of their expertise and develop your knowledge in our excellent research libraries a stimulating environment in which to prepare for further study or gain valuable transferable skills.

Career opportunities

This degree will allow you build on your knowledge and acquire transferable skills that are very attractive to employers.

Youll have sophisticated research and analytical skills that allow you to consider complex information from different sources, and youll also be able to communicate and defend your views clearly either verbally or in writing. Youll also be comfortable working independently or in a team and have good cultural awareness.

If youre interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, this degree offers excellent preparation for PhD-level research through the dissertation and research methods modules. However, youll also have the skills to succeed in careers in publishing, advertising, broadcasting, journalism, law and teaching.

Programme Structure

Modules include
  • Studying English: Research Methods
  • Research Project
  • Fictions of Citizenship in Contemporary American Literature
  • Feeling Time




Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We dont have a final deadline for MA Applications, and well consider your application right up until the start date of the programme. However, we encourage you to apply before the end of July if possible, to make arrangements such as securing funding, accommodation or visas.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

International qualifications

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information, please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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