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Full time | University Park Campus | 36 months | OCT-23

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36 months

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Canada: Studies

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Course Summary

Research overview

Our research focuses on North America itself as well examining the exchange of influences between North American cultures and those of Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Work in the department reflects and leads a growing transnational agenda and research students are encouraged to think about America in a global context.

We are the largest department of American and Canadian studies in Europe and have long-standing experience and expertise in supervising PhDs to successful completion.

Particular areas of research specialism include: Canada-US border studies Contemporary cinema; Contemporary literature; Cultural studies; Ethnic-minority literature; Film adaptation; Indigenous literature and cinema; Prize culture; Queer studies; Settler-colonialism; Women's writing; Young adult literature.

Graduate destinations

Our postgraduates go onto work in a range of fields, from university lectureships and post-doctoral fellowships to roles in the media, art councils and the creative industries.

Many of our research students publish high-quality books and articles and have secured teaching positions in universities both in the UK and abroad.

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. For PhD study, we would usually expect you to hold or be working towards a masters degree in a relevant subject.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more

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