American Literature and Culture, M.A.

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  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Leeds ,
American culture has often been seen as distinctive and unique, producing some of the world痴 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.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


You値l study core modules developing your research skills and questioning what it means to study literature today, and you値l undertake an independently researched dissertation on a topic of your choice. You値l 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, you値l 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. It痴 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. You値l 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.

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

If you池e interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, this degree offers excellent preparation for PhD-level research through the dissertation and research methods modules. However, you値l 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

  • More details: We don稚 have a final deadline for MA Applications, and we値l 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.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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International qualifications

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

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 15750 International
  • GBP 6750 EU/EEA


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