University of Leeds

University of Leeds

American Literature and Culture

American culture has often been seen as distinctive and unique, producing some of the world's greatest writers and artists. This exciting and varied degree 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 will study core modules developing your research skills and questioning what it means to study literature today, and you will undertake an independently researched dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will 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 wi'll be able to broaden your understanding by choosing to take 1 of your options from the wide range of non-American modules in English literature that we offer.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Hoourns) or above in English or American literature, a degree scheme including English or American literature or a related subject, or equivalent qualification. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Compulsary modules: Studying English: research methods; research project/dissertation. Optional modules: Feeling time; fictions of citizenship in contemporary American literature; the African-American tradition (8 major works); writing about death in 19th-century America.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Contact: 
School of English
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0113 343 4738