Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
Master of Philosophy - American Studies MPhil
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
Two references are required.Two references for the applicant's academic and professional ability must be supplied.
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Swansea University offers a range of postgraduate scholarships for international students at various points throughout the year.
Swansea University offers a number of awards for students pursuing PhD, MPhil, MRes or Master's by Research studies.
Individual adverts and detail informations are given in the University website.
A PhD or MPhil in American Studies at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests.
It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.
The PhD takes three years full-time or six years part-time, and the MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.
You will submit a thesis of up to 100,000 words for PhD assessment and 60,000 words for MPhil assessment, demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).
Our dynamic research environment is driven by committed staff who are all active researchers with a diverse range of interests and expertise through our Research Groups:
The Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory Research Group (CRAM)
Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO)
International Studies, Conflict and Security (ISCAS)
Political Analysis and Government (PAG)
This expertise includes:
• the American civil war
• US foreign policy
• the US ‘war on drugs’
• US politics and government
• surveillance and urban America
• American conservatism
• American military history
• 20th century American literature, film and popular culture
You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of American Studies, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division: Bachelor 4 year from BUET: CGPA 2.75 or B- or 55%; MBBS/BDS/Bachelor 4 year /DVM: CGPA 3.0 or B or 60 awarded
Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division:
60%; or CGPA 6.7 (10 point system); or CGPA 6 (7 point system); or CGPA 3 (4 point system) - including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
(55% or CGPA 6.1 (10 point system) or CGPA 5.5 (7 point system) or CGPA 2.67 (4 point system) for institutes of national importance/LLB) including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division or equivalent: Bachelor Special/Professional: Second Class Lower Division or CGPA 3.0 or Grade B | Bachelor General: Second Class Upper Division or CGPA 3.3 or Grade B+
A minimum of a second class (with 55% average) 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a relative A minimum of a second class (with 55% average) 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a relevant discipline & *IB: standard level 5; higher level 4
*GCSE/IGCSE English C
*A Level English C
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS