College of Arts and Humanities
We offer an M.Phil research degree by thesis only, which can be pursued either full-time or part-time and is an attractive alternative to a Taught Masters, or a PhD where you have the opportunity to develop your individual research interests under one-to-one supervision across three years. The PhD is a gateway to advanced professional status and a requirement for most university-level teaching and research jobs. The PhD is generally thought of as a life-changing experience within a persons intellectual development and the degree is an opportunity to extend your enthusiasm and commitment to a particular subject so as to produce a unique contribution to knowledge. This is an excellent time to be engaged in American studies. America faces great problems in both the national and international arenas. In a globalised world it is now more important to understand America. Individual members of staff offer a wide range of expertise in the field of American studies and are highly experienced in supervising students following postgraduate research degrees.