UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

United States Studies (History and Politics)

This multi-disciplinary programme comprises a broad range of specialist modules in the humanities and social sciences, bringing together the academic expertise of the institute with United States specialists from other UCL departments and University of London colleges. The programme's graduates have established careers in research, journalism, teaching and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and non-governmental organisations. The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, presentations, research skills training, independent reading and research.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core module: Researching the Americas (the USA). Options: Confronting the colossus (US anti-imperialism, 1945-present); the culture wars (arenas and issues in contemporary US political conflict); from emancipation to massive resistance (race, racism and the African American freedom struggle 1865-1960); from skid row to Obamacare (the politics of social welfare in the United States since 1900); from the civil rights revolution to Obama (race, racism and the African American freedom struggle in modern America; Hollywood genres; the origins of the American Civil War; politics of US foreign policy; post-Cold War US foreign policy; US presidents and the presidency.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written assignments (which may include essays, term papers and analytical exercises, depending on selected options), group and seminar presentations, and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,670 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,285 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 9746