The course offers the flexibility to explore. Whether you've come to the subject through an interest in global relations, politics, or even a love for American television shows, our expert-led courses let you design your degree to suit your strengths and interests. You will explore American and Canadian history, literature and culture, selecting optional modules on everything from North American politics, music, art, film and television. The range of areas on offer means you will develop important skills to enhance your career options, from critical thinking and analysis, to creativity and communication. You can also experience North America, by choosing to study abroad for a year at a US or Canadian university. You can do this by transferring to the study abroad programme at the end of your first year. The option to study abroad is dependent on your academic performance and the availability of places.
Through core modules, in year one you are introduced to the key themes and events of American history and culture, significant authors and texts of American literature, as well as Canadian literature, film and culture. There are two core modules in year two. In addition, you choose from a range of specialised modules covering periods, events, authors or texts in more detail. In year three (or year four, if you spend your third year abroad), you will continue to specialise in the fields that most interest you. You will write a dissertation on a subject of your choice, and select a range of advanced-level modules in North American history, literature, culture and film.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including an essay based subject. GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.