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American History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) ,
This American History degree programme from University of East Anglia allows you to focus your studies on the history of the United States and its people, its emergence as a world superpower and its influence on global culture. It tracks the American story from the Revolution through the years of slavery and Civil War, the settlement of the West, and the development of modern society.

About

You’ll develop your skills as a historian through comprehensive study of one of the most intriguing and influential nations in the world.

You’ll have the chance to study with internationally renowned academics working in Native American, African American, gender, urban and diplomatic history. You’ll gain a detailed knowledge of the founding of the American nation, indigenous history and culture, the workings of the U.S. government and legal system, the black freedom struggle, as well as the Cold War and America’s role in the world. 

You’ll also gain first-hand experience of the US by spending your third year there before returning to UEA to complete your degree in your fourth year. Or you could add a comparative dimension to your understanding by studying in Canada or spending one semester of your year abroad in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong and the other semester in the US.

Whichever path you choose through your studies, this American History degree programme from University of East Anglia will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how America has shaped and been shaped by the world around us. You’ll learn about the relationship between culture and politics, while gaining an in-depth knowledge of the forces that transform societies and forge nations. An American History degree will not only provide you with the analytical tools to better comprehend the United States, but also to grapple with the key political issues that shape our society today.

Examples of careers you could enter include:

  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Financial services
  • Civil service
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Cultural industries
  • Teaching/lecturing
  • Public relations
  • Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American History I: Age Of Revolutions 
  • American History II: The American Century 
  • American Studies I: Reading Cultures 
  • American Studies II: Ideas And Ideologies 
  • Thinking Through American History

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            79

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          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

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          Academic Requirements

          General Requirements

          • A Level BBB or ABC including a History related subject or BBC with an A in the Extended Project
          • International Baccalaureate 31 points including HL 5 History
          • Scottish Highers AABBB including a History related subject
          • Scottish Advanced Highers CCC including a History related subject
          • Irish Leaving Certificate 2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3 including a History related subject
          • Access Course A Humanities & Social Sciences pathway is preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including a History module.
          • European Baccalaureate 70% including at least 70% in a History related subject

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          Tuition Fee

          • International

            15600 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
          • EU/EEA

            9250 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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          • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
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