The Civil War. The Cold War. Hollywood. Disney. Trump and his Tweets. There's nowhere in the world quite like the USA. And if you're fascinated by every aspect of this vibrant, diverse country, then we're the university for you. Our friendly, approachable academics are international experts in the field of American studies. You can specialise in history, literature or culture – just embrace the rich diversity of the subject. With the extra confidence, independence and maturity that a year in America brings, you'll be a desirable candidate for all kinds of employers after graduation. Once you’ve started your degree, if you choose not to spend a year overseas, you can switch over to the three year programme. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Year 1 Compulsory modules American History – Birth of a Nation American History: the American Century Transformative Texts of American Literature American Film and Society America in Theory American Revolutionary Readings Year 2 Compulsory modules Introduction to the American Year Abroad Contemporary America in Context Optional modules The Fire Next Time: From Slavery to Civil Rights American Rebels: Reading 20th-Century US Counterculture American Alternative Cinema American Animation History Understanding America New York City in Culture Musical-Made America Reagan’s Polarised America; a Cultural Study of the USA in the 1980s Year 3 (Year Abroad) You can spend a full year of study in the US, with over 30 campuses to choose from – ranging from California, New York and Maine to Arizona, Florida and Illinois. You study six modules determined by the choices available at your host university, with no restrictions on subject matter, and write a reflective research report on your experiences. Year 4 Core modules Dissertation (American Studies) Optional modules The Globalisation of American Culture: International Perspectives on America as a Cultural Superpower American History by Hollywood Doin’ Time: American Prison Culture of the 20th and 21st Centuries Disney Studies Crossing the Line: Frontiers in the Literature of America The Civil War in American History and Culture Telling the Truth: American Documentary Culture from the Muckrakers to Fake News All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|