By taking the International Relations and American Studies with a Year Abroad (Hons) programme from Swansea University you will have the chance to study American history, literature, politics and culture, stretching from colonization to the presidency of Donald Trump, and a range of international relations topics from globalization and global institutions to human rights and political economy.
We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your American Studies and International Relations degree to your own interests.
Topics include American film, music, race, gender, migration and urbanization, social, economic and military history, terrorism, or civil rights and political protest; globalization and global institutions, development and human rights, international and regional politics, peace and conflict, political economy, security studies and strategic studies.
Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.
You will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and the American Studies Student Society organises a range of social and cultural events.
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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