Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Literary Studies (American Studies)

This course gives students the opportunity to interrogate the major preoccupations and cultural range of American writing. It also offers a firm grounding in the latest developments in literary criticism and analysis, and provides students with the key skills to undertake their own detailed research project successfully. Thus a special feature of the course is the combination of the study of imaginative writing alongside the development of key transferable skills.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5% or above in a related subject. IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 (internet-based) for international students.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: A research proposal, including a related bibliographic element; a case study; examined oral presentations; and 6,000-word assignments. Each student will complete a Master's dissertation of 15,000 words which deals specifically with an area of American literature in the 3rd semester.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of English and Creative Writing
Telephone number: 
01970 621945