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American Studies (3 Years), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) ,
The department of American Studies (3 Years) at University of East Anglia is one of the most well-established and highly-regarded departments of its kind in the UK. It has a long heritage of researching and teaching all aspects of life and culture in the United States. 

About

On this American Studies (3 Years) degree at University of East Anglia you’ll study the United States from a literary, cultural and historical perspective. Through the exploration of great novels, landmark historical events, film, comic books, photographs and paintings, you will gain a detailed knowledge of the key moments and debates that have shaped the United States. You’ll get to grips with race, gender and civil liberties in America and examine how US power has been projected around the world. You’ll consider the nation’s relationship with the history of the American West. And you’ll delve into anything from popular culture to the counterculture and the avant-garde.

You’ll also have the option of applying to spend one semester of your second year in the US to gain invaluable first-hand experience of the country you’re studying. 

Whatever you choose, this degree 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. The interdisciplinary approach at the heart of American studies 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 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • America Literature II: Making It 'new'
  • American History I: Age of Revolutions
  • American History II: the American Century
  • American Literature I: Imagining America
  • American Studies I: Reading Cultures I
  • American Studies II: Ideas and Ideologies

                  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 an English Literature related subject or a History related subject or BBC including an English Literature related subject or a History related subject with an A in the Extended Project
                  • International Baccalaureate 31 points including HL 5 in English or History
                  • Scottish Highers AABBB including an English Literature related subject or a History related subject
                  • Scottish Advanced Highers CCC including an English Literature related subject or a History related subject
                  • Irish Leaving Certificate 2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3 including an English Literature related subject or a History related subject

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    15600 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                  • EU/EEA

                    9250 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                  Living costs for Norwich

                  • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
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