American History at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview How did the United States go from being a colony to global superpower? Our American History degree examines this journey. You’ll explore settlement, Revolution, slavery, Civil War, and conquest of the West. You’ll delve into politics, the Cold War, civil rights, and foreign relations. UEA is home to one of the most established and highly regarded departments in the UK. American history has been taught here for over half of a century. You’ll learn with experts doing world-leading research on U.S. history and politics. You can also shape your degree to respond to your interests, from foreign affairs to politics to race to gender. In the third year, you’ll get to experience the U.S. first-hand. You’ll spend the entire year learning at an American university. You can also add a comparative dimension by studying in Canada. Or you could split the year with one semester in the U.S. and the other in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong. Our American History degree provides tools to link the present with the past and the future. UEA is home to the Arthur Miller Institute, a hub for events and speakers throughout the year. We host Congress to Campus visits, where you can converse with US politicians. We also have partnerships with the American Library based in the Millennium Library. At UEA, our American History course allows you to grapple with key global questions today. It prepares you for a range of career options. Our graduates have moved into research, teaching, journalism, and the Civil Service. NGOs, PR, marketing, law, and finance are among other destinations. Are you ready to start your American adventure? Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £20600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
American History at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS