King's College London

Course Introduction

Staff publications and research interests include examinations of American art, literature and civil and natural history in the late 18th and 19th centuries; dialogues between literature, science and cultural discourse in early 20th'century America; interactions between African American literature, philosophy and the social sciences; relations between poetry trends in phenomenology and aesthetics and also between poetry and anthropology; new ways of conceptualising queer cultural history in the context of the American South; the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the context of race discourse and the built environment; mass media, globalisation, and identity formation; Native and European'American relations in the colonial period; and Native American culture and photography; corporate culture, terrorism and representations of the city.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) and/or taught MA qualification or overseas equivalents; degrees do not have to be in American Studies but students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of American culture, history or literature.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MPhil £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil £8,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £8,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees