About the course When you study American Studies and History at Sussex, you join a stimulating and collaborative community committed to interdisciplinarity. You learn from leading experts about topics ranging from Civil War poetry to the history of the Civil Rights movement. You learn to think across disciplinary boundaries covering history, film, photography, literature and music. Your year abroad in America enables you to gain a range of practical skills and experiences that will make you stand out as a graduate. We’re proud to have more prestigious American partner institutions – including UC Berkeley and Georgetown – than any other programme in England. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Including at least 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||59||Including at least 59 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|