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American Studies and History (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #96 (QS) ,
Combining modules in American history and global history, this degree in American Studies and History (Hons) at the University of Nottingham enables you to develop a deeper understanding of historical development across a broad chronological and geographical range.


In the American Studies and History (Hons) at the University of Nottingham, you will study large spans of national and continental histories in modules that cover the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary worlds. You will also examine key historical themes and developments across both departments, for example, war, revolution, political protest and international power.

In history, you will have the opportunity to specialise in periods of history that interest you most, for example, the Crusades, 19th-century Japan, the Cold War and civil rights. On the American studies side, you can also choose from modules in American history, culture, literature and media to deepen your understanding of the interaction between key historical, social and cultural developments.


You will have an in-depth and wide-ranging knowledge of key periods, movements and developments within American and international history. You will have acquired the writing, presentation, and communication skills much sought after by today’s employers and will be able to apply your skills of critical thinking and independent research in the workplace. 

If you spent a year abroad, you will have developed greater cultural awareness and resourcefulness, initiative and independence in responding to new situations. Your ability to work across the different fields and disciplines of the joint honours degree programme will demonstrate your adaptability and prepare you for a wide range of professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years full-time including optional year abroad

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • American History: 1607-1900
  • American History: 1900-Present Day
  • Approaches to Contemporary American Culture
  • Learning History
  • Introduction to the Medieval World, 500-1500
  • From Reformation to Revolution: An introduction to Early Modern History, 1500-1789
  • Roads to Modernity: An Introduction to Modern History 1789-1945
  • The Contemporary World since 1945
  • Key Texts in American Social and Political Thought
  • African American History and Culture
  • American Radicalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A level offer: ABB
  • Including A level in history
  • IB score: 32 (including history at Higher Level)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17550 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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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