Department of American and Canadian Studies

Research degrees


We offer a range of both taught masters and PhD research courses. 

Research opportunities


Research your passion supplemented by teaching from our experts. A masters is ideal preparation for a PhD or shorter research topics:

PhD options

Produce a significant piece of research with support and guidance from our academic staff. 

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
  • US Foreign Policy

More about our research



See our postgraduate research prospectus

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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