Department of American and Canadian Studies

Welcome to The Department of American and Canadian Studies


The Department of American & Canadian Studies has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programme, and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality. The department was the highest ranked American Studies department in the country for research power and research impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national assessment of British universities' research. We were also in the top 7 for research intensity of all Area Studies units in the country. 94% of our research activity was recognized as work of international standing and 100% of our research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of its impact.

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 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. Our postgraduate programme is one of the largest and best-supported in the country.



Three PhD Studentships in Antislavery

Applications due 1 March 2015

University of Nottingham AHRC-funded postdoctoral fellowship

Call for applicants, deadline 5 February 2015

Nottingham Business Consultancy Challenge

Gain experience in business with this opportunity to work on a consultancy project with a local SME over a four week period. Application deadline 28 Jan 2015.

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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