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University College Dublin: American Studies

Institution University College Dublin View institution profile
Department School of Languages and Literatures
Telephone 00353 1716 4043
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The course introduces students to advanced study of American culture and society; it aims to deepen and widen students' knowledge of major topics and issues in American history; literature; politics and other relevant fields as well as enable them to develop a significant measure of expertise in the subject chosen for the thesis; a key objective of this will be the development of students' cognitive and critical skills to a high degree; plus a research seminar which runs across both semesters and is linked to the preparation of the thesis which should be 10,000-15,000 words.

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University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2022 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 173 in the world. We were also named the University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide.

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 34,000 students with some 8,500 international students drawn from 130 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 9,000 graduate students; almost …

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