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MAAmerican History

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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Contemporary politics shows that there is more need than ever for critical understanding of the formative political, social, economic and intellectual trends in American history.

This MA allows you to study the historical development of the United States from the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans in the colonial period through to the end of the Cold War.

Our optional work placement module gives you the chance to share your enthusiasm for the subject, working on a project with one of our partners in the arts, culture and heritage sectors.

We’ll give you training in research skills. Supervised by an academic, you’ll research and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Programme structure

Core modules

Research presentation
Approaches to the American Past

Optional modules

Another Country: America and the Problem of Decolonisation
Jacksonian America
Burying the White Gods: Indigenous People in the Early Modern Colonial World
A People’s Conflict: The Union and the US Civil War
Eighteenth-century British American Colonies


Individual tutorials


Bibliographical and source-based exercises
Written papers
Oral presentation
Dissertation (15,000 words)

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States