American Studies in the UK

UK American Studies Courses

Introduction to American Studies

American Studies explores the history, development and diversity of one of the most powerful countries on the planet. Teaching covers diverse areas such as music, film, politics, literature and history, combining different academic approaches to inform and educate. To grasp how America came to be in its current position, American Studies will offer the opportunity for students to address each different area in great detail.

Students will be introduced to core aspects of American culture and life in the first year of study, taking in the defining moments of American history. In the second year, students are invited to choose from a wide variety of topics to focus on.

Many UK universities such as Keele University, University of Manchester and University of East Anglia will offer the chance for students to spend a year abroad in America or Canada in their third year of study, before completing their final dissertation piece in the fourth year.

Careers in American Studies

American Studies graduates move into areas and roles such as:

  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Research
  • Museum Conservator
  • Advertising and PR

American Studies Entry Requirements 

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 32 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB including English literate or history.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study American Studies in the UK?

To learn more about the best American Studies courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking American Studies universities in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:

  1. University of East Anglia
  2. University of Essex
  3. University of Sussex
  4. University of Birmingham
  5. University of Winchester
  6. University of Nottingham
  7. University of Hull
  8. Swansea University
  9. University of Portsmouth
  10. University of Leicester

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