Postgraduate Research in American Studies
- Graduate School
- Arts and Humanities
Our research strategy is driven by a desire to enhance understandings of human cultures and communities, their historic and literary transformations, and by the questions of power and identity that issue from such investigations. We have research groups in American Histories, American Literatures, American Studies and Area Studies. Our expertise is wide with research strengths in the American nineteenth and twentieth centuries, histories of power and protest; space, place, and environment; popular and avant-garde writing; transatlantic and transpacific studies, and interdisciplinary work across cultures, texts and communities.
Staff research interests in American Studies include:
- American history
- American literature
- Environment, space and place
- Histories of power and protest
- Popular and avant-garde cultures
- Transatlantic and transpacific studies
Working closely with an academic supervisor gives you the support to carry out your own independent research and make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which team will be right for you?
We suggest you look at the School's website, check out some academics and read up on some of their publications. We recommend that you identify at least one member of staff at UEA who might be your supervisor and that you contact them, to express your interest and discuss your research proposal. You will need to submit a research proposal of no more than 1500 words with your application.
Find out more on the American Studies web pages.
There are three research degrees available:
- PhD by Publication
- Master's by Research
Full- and part-time options are available.
Read more about each of these on our information pages.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to a doctoral degree is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree and a Master's degree, or equivalent.
The minimum academic requirement for Master's by Research is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent. Details of the PhD by Publication, including entry requirements, can be found on our information pages.
If English is not your first language or you are from a country that is not on the UKVI list of English speaking countries , you may be required to provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language. Further information on English language requirements can be found on our information pages.
The School of Art, Media and American Studies accepts research students to start on 1 October, 1 February and 1 June.
Deadlines for application are listed on our information pages, where you will also find details of fees and funding.