The Christine and Ian Bolt MA Scholarships in American Literature and Culture
Tuition Fee Waiver at the UK Home rate
The deadline for 2023/24 has now passed.
Applicants must be resident in the UK and have been awarded an undergraduate degree in English Literature, American Studies or a related subject with a classification of 2:1 or higher by 1 September 2023.
Applications will be assessed and awarded on the basis of the following:
- Record of academic achievement
- Motivation for study
- Writing Sample
- References (shortlisted candidates only)
- Interview (shortlisted candidates only)
Applications must be received by 8 May 2023.
Interviews will take place in late May 2023, exact date TBC.
Overview: One Christine and Ian Bolt scholarship is available for a UK-resident student applying to the MA in American Literature and Culture in the School of English at the University of Kent. These scholarships include the full cost of programme fees.
Programme: MA in American Literature and Culture. In this programme you will study the points of contest and debate that have shaped American literature from 1865 to the present. Our selection of optional modules includes a wide range of topics taught by experts in their field, from critical race theory and transatlantic literature to American modernism and Cold War fiction. The programme includes a field trip to a major library in the United States or other research destination, accompanied by one of our members of staff, aimed at developing your research skills. You will draw on this experience in writing a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised by one of our Americanist academics. Overall, the MA in American Literature and Culture is designed to give you breadth and depth of understanding in the field, preparing you for PhD study and a range of other professional career paths.
How to apply
Please submit the following separate documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'The Christine and Ian Bolt MA Scholarships in American Literature and Culture application' before the deadline:
- Covering letter explaining why you wish to study on the MA in American Literature and Culture
- Transcript of academic record to date
- Writing sample: please submit one piece of written academic work of up to 3,000 words total
Please send all documents in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Documents sent in any other format will not be considered. Please do NOT send documents via Google Docs or SharePoint.
Applicants are reminded that an application will not be considered until all documents have been received. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documents, including references, are received by the Scholarships Unit before the deadline date. Applications that are not complete will not be considered.