Emma American Studies MA Having previously studied at King's for my undergraduate degree, I applied to the MA programme to rejoin an intimate learning environment in which both staff and students are dedicated to their field. The range of modules available within a multidisciplinary framework mean I am not restricted to narrowly defined areas of study, yet the level of expertise and support offered by my tutors also enable me to focus on my main research interest.
Jamie American Studies MA After working on different video and film production projects I wanted to transfer that method of independent learning into academic research. The MA in American Studies is a really great opportunity for me to get stuck in to an advanced level of learning in new and unfamiliar areas of study, while retaining the chance to interject that experience with familiar disciplines and personal interests.
Lindsay USA American Studies MA I decided to choose King’s for my study as its central location within London allowed me to easily access research materials necessary for my thesis at world-renown institutions, such as The British Library.
My thesis explores women’s education in the middle of the nineteenth century at secondary schools in the UK and USA. The interdisciplinary nature of the Institute of North American Studies, allows me to incorporate the fields of English, History, and American Studies. The reputation of the faculty and the Institute of North American Studies itself makes King’s College London a great university to study. In addition, the guest seminar series that my programme host allows for the faculty, staff, and students at King’s College and abroad to socialize on a regular basis and exchange ideas that are relevant to the current topics of interest in academia.
I am also a student ambassador and e-mentor at King’s which allows me to enhance my student experience by promoting the university to prospective students and encouraging them to consider the wonderful opportunities that King’s can offer them. After I complete my degree I wish to go into academia as a professor and inspire students in the same ways I am currently being inspired by my experiences at King’s.
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