Newcastle University runs two MA programmes that focus on aspects of the Americas. The MA in Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies draws on the expertise of staff across several schools. The MA in History of the Americas is based in the School of Historical Studies and focuses on the history of the whole of the Americas, North, South and Caribbean.
In addition, the MA in Modern and Contemporary Studies, based in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics includes a substantial North American component, either in dedicated optional modules such as Los Angeles Fictions, or as part of the compulsory Modern and Contemporary Cultures modules. Students with interests in North American literature and film are well served on the programme, which is taught by staff whose research interests include contemporary US fiction and poetry, American modernism, Hollywood cinema, US and Canadian women's writing, globalization and US culture. A number of students each year complete dissertations on North American topics.
We welcome applications from potential students who wish to conduct research in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies across the Americas. We are able to supervise PhD and, in some subjects, MLitt degrees. Students should apply to, and will be registered in, a single school, but will be allocated appropriate supervisors who may be drawn from more than one school.
For more information on our areas of interest and potential supervisors, see individual staff interests.
We are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for doctoral training in Geography, Politics, and Sociology.
Santander Postgraduate Bursaries are available for the MA in Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies.