University of Sheffield

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

MA American Literature


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-American Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This MA offers you an opportunity to study American literary works within a variety of contexts.

The modules range across urban studies, gender studies, travel writing, sports studies, queer theory, postmodernism, autobiographical and epistolary studies. The emphasis of the MA is on contemporary and recent American fiction and the way 'real history' figures in the texts.

Within the MA, you will be able to specialise further by concentrating all your energy and creativity in a 15,000-word dissertation of your choice. It is not necessary to have a degree in American Studies or American literature for this degree. There is no core module, although you will be expected to select modules dealing with American literature.

The MA builds on of the lively American Studies dual track programme at the University of Sheffield.

There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by either the University or the Arts and Humanities Research Council.  Deadlines for funding applications are usually in early spring.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL 630 with TWE 5 (paper based) or TOEFL 267, TWE 5 (computer based) or equivalent. The TOEFL IBT test score has to be 113 or above.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 10420 USD

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