• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Programme overview

The Bachelor's programme in American Studies focuses on an in-depth understanding of one of today's most influential countries in the world: the ideas and values driving it, the history and politics shaping it, and the local and global cultures to which this has given shape. This multidisciplinary and dynamic programme brings together the study of culture, politics, literature, history, media and language. You will also be immersed in American English, with a focus on language acquisition.

You will also be able to take advantage of Radboud's extensive international network, with opportunities to study abroad and build your own network.

What will you learn?

  • Gain an in-depth understanding and knowledge about American politics, history, literature, media and culture

  • Improve your English language skills to a professional level

  • Get valuable experience in researching and presenting your findings

Career opportunities

With a degree in American Studies, you will find a range of jobs to choose from:

  • International relations
  • Civil Service (government)
  • Business & government consultancy
  • International educational organisations
  • Journalism
  • Museum curator
  • Publishing and translation
  • English teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • EU/EEA-1 May: Recommended deadline: if you are admitted, assistance in finding housing is provided
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to American Cultural Studies
  • American History and Politics 
  • Reading Literature: An Introduction
  • Oral Communication Skills - American English 
  • English Linguistics: Theory and Practise
  • Writing English
  • Phonetics American English

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply. You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure.
  • English language requirements
  • Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8342 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8342 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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