Department of American and Canadian Studies

Postgraduate Study

We offer a wide variety of taught and research degrees.

Students benefit from an active and engaged academic community which enhances and empowers their postgraduate experience. Our postgraduate programme is one of the largest and best-supported in the country.


Taught degrees


Research degrees


Our research specialities

  • African American Literature, History and Culture
  • American Art and Visual Culture
  • American Intellectual History
  • American Labour History
  • American Music and Popular Culture
  • American Political History
  • American Print Culture and Book History
  • Asian American Literature and Culture
  • Canadian Literature and Culture
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Contemporary American Fiction
  • Crime, Prisons and Criminal Justice
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender and Queer Studies
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Latino/a Culture
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture
  • North American Border Studies
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

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