Sussex Centre for American Studies

Postgraduate study

Study at one of the top American Studies centres in the UK, ranked 2nd in the Complete University Guide 2020 and 3rd in both the Guardian University Guide 2020 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Key facts about American Studies at Sussex

  • innovative, interdisciplinary PhD programmes: approach your studies from different perspectives. Academics from our Centre for American Studies work closely with English and History in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities to deliver our American Literature and American History PhDs, meaning you benefit from research expertise in more than one area.
  • international reputation: learn from faculty who are rethinking America's place on the world stage. Your lecturers are actively involved in research projects and have a strong track record of published work. 
  • research community and support: study in a friendly and stimulating environment, work across subject areas and benefit from our researcher development programme and careers support.
  • events and networking opportunities: get involved with events hosted by our Centre for American Studies, such as our regular research seminars and listen to expert speakers. Recent speakers have included the poet Harryette Mullen and Richard Hell, American punk innovator.

Contact us

Contact our Admissions Tutor, Dr Michael Jonik, for more information on the MA in Critical American Studies, on:
+44 (0) 1273 873044

Contact our Doctoral Convener, Dr Natalia Cecire, for more information on doing a PhD in American Literature or American History, on:
+44 (0)1273 678966

View selected current postgraduate research students affiliated with the Centre for American Studies.