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Interdisciplinary Studies Centre

American (US) studies

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Postgraduate courses

PG funding

Postgraduate funding

We offer scholarships and bursaries to talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University of Essex scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations.

Postgraduate courses with a substantial US component are offered by a number of our University departments.

Postgraduate taught

Department of Sociology

Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Postgraduate research

The following schools and departments offer a number of doctoral programmes with a US component:

Dr Owen Robinson on American studies

In this video, lecturer in the the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Dr Owen Robinson, talks about his studies at Essex and his research interests in the the American south.

Employability events

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We have lots of careers events and workshops running this term, all designed to help you develop skills, research future career options and meet employers. Some are one-off annual events, so don't miss out.


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Frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.

Essex Interns

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Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.

Student Profiles

Want to know more about American (US) Studies? Our student profiles allow you to hear students and alumni talk about their experiences of our interdisciplinary courses and the world of possibility they open up.