Top 10 American Literature Master Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

A Masters in American Literature is studied in a couple of different of ways either from an American Cultural Studies or an English Literature point of view.

Both approaches offer an analysis of American Literature and its impact on America and the world. 

Here is our roundup of ten of the best American Literature masters that you can study at university in the UK or Europe*.

MSt in English and American Studies – University of Oxford

Duration: 9 months full time
Cost: £10,732 for UK and EU students / £23,027 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Oxford can serve as the basis for a PhD in Literature or as a stand-alone study into for those wishing to deepen their understanding of American Literature.

MPhil in American Literature – University of Cambridge

Duration: 9 months full time. 
Cost: £11,100 for UK and EU students / £23,760 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This flexible MPhil in American Literature at the University of Cambridge is for those students of English Literature who wish to focus on American Literature and the international themes it brings up. 

MSc in US Literature – University of Edinburgh

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Cost: £10,100 total cost for UK and EU students / £20,500 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: A large range of American Literature is studied at the University of Edinburgh, including Women's Literature, American Republicanism and Black American Literature. 

MA in English Literature and American Studies – University of Manchester

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £9,500 total cost for UK and EU students / £18,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Manchester can combine or focus on English or American culture and modules include The American Body: Race and Sexuality in the Twentieth Century, Space, Place and Text, and Radical Subcultures. 

MA in American Literature and Culture – University of Leeds

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £6,750 total cost for UK and EU students / 15,750 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students studying an MA in American Literature and Culture at the University of Leeds will gain the understanding of research methods in Literature studies and a deeper understanding of American culture. 

MA in American Literature – University College Dublin

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: €6,885 for full-time and €4,130 per year part-time EU students / €18,700 for full-time and €9,350 per year for part-time international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at University College Dublin in Ireland focuses on the expression of American culture and identity through Literature, Film and Media. Modules include American Theatre: Structure and Strategies, Outside the Lines: Nineteenth-Century Writing (Canonicity, Race, Power) and Contemporary US Genre Fiction: Intersection, Disruption, Protest.

MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature – Birkbeck University of London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £7,950 total cost for UK and EU students / £14,450 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students on the MA in Modern and Contemporary course at Birkbeck cover texts from 1945 onwards and modules include American Literature topics such as Contemporary US Fiction, Twenty-First Century Feminist Fiction and the World in Crisis, and Narrating Nation after 9/11.

MA in Literature: American Literature and Culture – Goldsmiths University of London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £7,520 total cost for UK and EU students / £13,910 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Goldsmiths cover the ways that American Literature has sought to define what is American throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

MA in English Literature and Culture – Lieden University

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: €2,006 for EU students / €16,600 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MA in English Literature and Culture at Leiden University in the Netherlands focuses on the great works of Anglo-American Literature and students can concentrate on American Literature. The course is taught in English. 

MA in English Literary Studies – Queen's University Belfast

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £5,500 total cost for UK and EU students / £15,200 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Queen’s University Belfast are able to study any English language Literature from around the world, including a great selection of American Literature.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES

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