American History at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Understanding the history of the world’s foremost superpower at this fascinating moment of crisis and change is more essential than ever.  On this four-year course, which includes a year abroad, you’ll explore American History, from colonial beginnings to global superpower. You’ll follow the American story from the Revolution through the years of slavery and Civil War, the conquest and settlement of the West, the development of modern society, to Cold War and global influence today. The course helps you explore how the United States has projected power and ways this has seen protest and dissent, at home and abroad. You’ll explore Native American history, the world of enslaved communities, the struggles of Black civil rights activists, the American political and legal systems, and U.S. foreign relations. By the end of your degree, you’ll know the history of America in depth and have a keen understanding of the way the modern world has been shaped by this nation.  About This Course You’ll develop your skills as a historian through comprehensive study of one of the most intriguing and influential nations in the world.  You’ll have the chance to study with internationally renowned academics working in Native American, African American, gender, legal, political, and foreign relations and international history. You’ll gain a detailed knowledge of the founding of the American nation, Indigenous history and culture, the workings of the U.S. government and legal system, Black freedom struggles, the Cold War, and America’s role in the world.  You’ll also gain first-hand experience by spending your third year in the U.S. before returning to UEA to complete your degree in your fourth year. You could also add a comparative dimension to your understanding by studying in Canada, or spending one semester of your year abroad in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong and the other semester in the U.S.  Whichever path you choose through your studies, our American History degree will provide you with a thorough understanding of how America has shaped and been shaped by the world around us. You’ll learn about the relationship between culture and politics, while gaining an in-depth knowledge of the forces that transform societies and forge nations. An American History degree will not only provide you with the analytical tools to better comprehend the United States, but also to grapple with the key political and social issues that shape our world today.  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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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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