UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This multi'disciplinary programme comprises a broad range of specialist modules in the humanities and social sciences, bringing together the academic expertise of the institute with United States specialists from other UCL departments and University of London colleges. The programme's graduates have established careers in research, journalism, teaching and policy formulation and implementation in both government agencies and non'governmental organisations. The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, presentations, research skills training, independent reading and research.

Course Modules

Core module: Researching the Americas (the USA). Options: Confronting the colossus (US anti'imperialism, 1945'present); the culture wars (arenas and issues in contemporary US political conflict); from emancipation to massive resistance (race, racism and the African American freedom struggle 1865'1960); from skid row to Obamacare (the politics of social welfare in the United States since 1900); from the civil rights revolution to Obama (race, racism and the African American freedom struggle in modern America; Hollywood genres; the origins of the American Civil War; politics of US foreign policy; post'Cold War US foreign policy; US presidents and the presidency.

Course Additional Entry

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees