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American Studies and English (with a study abroad year) (Hons)

University of Sussex

48 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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American Studies and English (with a study abroad year) (Hons) degree provided by University of Sussex takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying America.


By examining the history, politics, literature and culture of a nation that has been pivotal in shaping the 20th and 21st centuries, you’ll better understand the world we live in today. In English, we offer a bold, forward-thinking curriculum that allows you to study a thousand years of literature in new and progressive ways. We offer you a distinctive approach to a radical breadth of literary texts. 

You’ll learn from one of the largest groups of experts dedicated to American Studies in the UK. Our faculty’s broad research interests are also reflected in our module options. You can tailor your course according to the areas that interest you. You also have the opportunity to study for a year at a university in North America, building your confidence and expanding your horizons.  

At University of Sussex you’ll be part of an active student community. Activities include an undergraduate seminar series featuring international speakers. Our American Studies and English (with a study abroad year) (Hons) graduates have used the skills developed at Sussex to forge successful careers in everything from public relations and marketing to business, research and the civil service. 

Graduate destinations

Our recent American Studies graduates have started work as:

  • Junior Account Executive, Alexandra Public Relations
  • Fundraising and Social Media Officer, St Michael’s Fellowship
  • Education Co-ordinator, Whitechapel Gallery

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Studies
  • Thinking Literature 
  • Modern America
  • American Literature to 1890
  • American Political Culture
  • Roots of America: From Colonial Settlement to the Civil War and Reconstruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical offer


  • Subjects
    A-levels must include English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature
  • GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

  • 30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.
  • Successful applicants will need to achieve a final mark of at least 8/10 in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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