American Literature and Culture, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
    6250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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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About

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.

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.

This degree is also available as a part-time option.
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

Course content
In Semester 1 you値l study a core module which will develop your understanding of research methods in literary study, as well as what it means to study literature and culture in the 21st century. You値l also choose the first of your optional modules to explore topics that suit your interests in more depth.You値l then continue to pursue your interests in Semester 2, with two further optional modules. One of your optional modules can be from outside the programme, allowing you to explore topics from Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature to modernist or postcolonial writing.Throughout the year, you値l be working on your research project/dissertation, which allows you to research in depth a topic in American literature and culture of your choice. You値l be able to submit this up to the deadline at the end of the course in September.If you study this degree on a part-time basis, you値l take the same number of modules over a longer period, meaning you take fewer modules in each year.
Learning and teaching

Most of your modules will be taught in small-group seminars, where you will discuss particular topics in each module with your tutor and the class. Independent study is also an important element of this course, allowing you to develop and then demonstrate valuable skills in independent research and analysis.

Assessment
Most option modules are assessed by one 4,000 word essay. The research project/dissertation is 12,000-15,000 words in length.

Detailed Programme Facts

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      • There is no deadline for this start date.
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) or above in English or American literature, a degree scheme including English or American Literature or a related subject, or equivalent qualification.
International qualifications
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information, please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15000 International
  • GBP 6250 EU/EEA
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