|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester|
|Nominal duration||12 months|
|Tuition fee||£18,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.
You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
English language requirements
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Gain a rich understanding of the variety and interconnections of American writing, exploring major poetic, fictional, non-fictional and dramatic works. You will read from the cannon of American literature, as well as texts that are topical and contemporary.
At Essex, we challenge the study of the United States as a territorially bound space by embracing an expanded conception of ‘America’, which explores the richness of U.S. and Caribbean literatures in dialogue. This allows you to formulate sophisticated analyses of the role of space and place in the production of American writing and identities.
You explore how cultural geography may be integrated into literary history, concentrating on American literatures topics including:
How violence and conflict have shaped writing across the American tropics
The difference between reality and the “American Dream”
Caribbean modernities and post-colonialism
US nationalism and regionalism in literature
African American literature
We are ranked among the top 200 departments in the QS World University Rankings (2019).
This course is also available on a part-time basis.