The University of Nottingham
American and Canadian Studies MRes MRes
The University of Nottingham

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The only department of American and Canadian Studies in the UK, we examine North America in historical and contemporary contexts.

Our research in North American histories and cultural expression addresses concerns of race, gender, and sexuality. Particular areas of research specialism include:

  • Asian North American literature and culture

  • Canadian literature and culture

  • Contemporary American fiction

  • Ethnic-minority writing

  • Feminist theory

  • Film adaptation

  • Gender and queer studies

  • Indigenous literature and culture

  • Memory studies

  • North American border studies

  • North American film

  • Settler-colonialism

  • Women's writing

Entry Requirements / Admissions

IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in each element) English language requirements - As well as IELTS (listed above), we also accept other English language qualifications. This includes TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE, GCSE, IB and O level English

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study American and Canadian Studies MRes, MRes, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a government funded research university based in Nottingham, England. Their aim is to become global leaders in education and research, cultivating a culture of curiosity and ambition. The university’s main campus is located approximately half an hour’s bus ride away from Nottingham city centre, which gives students the peace and quiet they need to study while not removing them completely from metropolitan comforts.

Student composition of The University of Nottingham

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

University Park Campus
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