Department of American and Canadian Studies

Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies

Undergraduate students by Highfields Lake, University Park

The Department of American & Canadian Studies has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programme, and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality. American and Canadian Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary degree subject focusing on the study of the history, literature, politics and culture of the United States and Canada. In line with the most recent research in this subject area, our teaching and research is also informed by a global perspective and the exchange of influence between North American cultures and those of Britain, the rest of Europe and the rest of the Americas.

The Department is a friendly place to study, where, as part of a vibrant academic community, you can expect ready access to staff, and plenty of opportunities to meet other students from both the UK and overseas. We are committed both to our undergraduate and postgraduate community. Both are thriving and our postgraduate programme is one of the largest and best-supported in the country.





Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Awards

Congatulations to the five members of CLAS staff, who were nominated in the University's inaugural Knowledge Exchange and Innovation awards.

Congratulations to Jeanne Lim (UNMC)

The Dearing Award Panel has chosen one of our Malaysian colleagues - Joanne Lim - as one of the winners of this year's Lord Dearing Awards.

Top 10 place for Nottingham in national poll of student experience

The Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey is an annual survey based on responses from more than 14,000 full-time undergraduate students across the UK and provides an alternative picture of student satisfaction to the National Student Survey (NSS).


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American and Canadian Studies Spring Events PDF file icon 

Horizon 2020 information event

09 September 2014
A11 Highfield House UP
An information event on Horizon 2020: 'Collaborations and Accessing European Research'

Faculty of Arts Centres and Institutes event

17 - 18 September 2014
Highfield House
A two-day event for members of the Arts Faculty's Centres and Institutes, featuring a sandpit on day 2.

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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