Research degrees in American Studies
The Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies offers Masters and PhD degrees by research.
- MLitt/MSc by Research: two-year degree (three years part-time) with a dissertation of 40-70,000 words
- PhD: three-year degree (five years part-time) with a dissertation of 70-100,000 words
These degrees are examined by a viva in which the candidate answers questions on the dissertation. The viva is conducted by two examiners, an internal examiner from the university (who has not supervised the dissertation) and an invited external examiner from another institution.
Each research student works under the supervision of two members of staff familiar with the student's field of inquiry. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their research ideas with members of staff who are specialists in their fields of interest before applying.
Each year the Gordon Endowment for American Studies provides several full or partial fees-only scholarships for postgraduate students in American Studies. Further information can be found on our Gordon Scholarships page.
Other funding opportunities can be found on the College of Arts Graduate School webpages.
Further information, and applications
More information on the application process can be found on the College of Arts Graduate School website.
Applications for a research degree should be made online.