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American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #192 (WUR) Norwich, United Kingdom
The department of American Studies at University of East Anglia is one of the most well-established and highly-regarded departments of its kind in the UK, with a long heritage of researching and teaching all aspects of life and culture in the United States. 

Overview

On this American Studies degree at University of East Anglia you’ll study the United States from a literary 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 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 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 48 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 
  • American Studies II: Ideas and Ideologies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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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 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

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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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Living costs for Norwich

  • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
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