Sussex Centre for American Studies

Postgraduate study

Study at one of the top American Studies centres in the UK, ranked 1st in by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; ranked 2nd by both the Guardian University Guide 2017 and the Complete University Guide 2017.

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 the School of English and Department of History 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. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), our American Studies research contributed to the top-10 UK rankings of English and History for the quality of their research output.
  • 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 Tom Wright for more information on our Masters and PhD degrees, on:

Tom.Wright@sussex.ac.uk
+44 (0)1273 872649