The American and Canadian Studies Centre has a vibrant and fast-growing postgraduate community. The Centre provides a dynamic and challenging environment for research and presentation of scholarship of the highest standard.
The Centre draws on the research interests and projects of our staff in postgraduate teaching and on contributions from staff in allied Departments at University of Birmingham. The Centre has recognised research strengths in the fields of urban culture and representation, US foreign policy and intelligence services, literary and cultural studies, film and visual studies and African American studies.
We provide a supportive and friendly environment for pursuing high quality postgraduate study which is both challenging and rewarding. All research students contribute to the research seminar and many contribute to the production of 49th Parallel, an electronic journal of American and Canadian Studies.
Students can also take advantage of our research partnerships with universities in China, Iran, Italy and Ireland, as well as Canada and the USA. There is the facility for students to enrol on an additional language module at the Centre's expense, typically French, Spanish or Italian.
Our staff are able to supervise on various topics within American and Canadian Studies:
If you are interested in undertaking research in American and Canadian Studies, please contact a member of staff working in your area of interest in the first instance.
Major funding opportunity for Home/EU students on our PhD programmes
We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.
A number of postgraduate taught and research funding opportunities available to support your studies at the University of Birmingham. For details of what is available, please visit the College of Arts and Law Graduate School website.
The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes. Visit the EDACS website for details. All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.