University of Sussex

University of Sussex

American History or Literature

Your MPhil can either be 'stand alone' or, via an upgrade examination, can form part of doctoral-level work, extending your thesis further and leading to a PhD. To facilitate greater autonomy and develop a range of skills, all MPhil students are normally required to take one or more research training modules during the first year of their study. Recent MPhil thesis titles: Savage desert, American garden: popular imagery in the selling of California, 1876-1929; PhD in American History; PhD in American Literature; selective amnesia: truth and reconciliation in the American South. Research applications are actively sought in the following areas: American poetry and fiction from the eighteenth century to the present, and the history of the US; 'City of refuge': Harlem and the urban aesthetic in twentieth century American literature; Ronald Reagan and the mythology of American history.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours degree in history, literature or American studies. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section; Pearson test of English (Academic) 62 overall, with at least 56 in all four skills.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by a 40,000-word thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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