University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate

American Studies

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About This Course Understanding America in the 21st century is more essential now than ever. Studying the world’s most significant superpower at this fascinating moment of crisis and change opens up a panorama of academic and career options. The department of American Studies at UEA is one of the most well-established and highly regarded departments of its kind in the UK, with a long heritage of researching and teaching all aspects of life and culture in the United States. You’ll be taught by scholars who are carrying out cutting-edge research in the fields of American literature, history, politics and cultural studies. You’ll choose from a broad range of modules exploring the history, literature, politics and culture of the United States. You’ll then be able to apply to enhance your understanding with a semester spent studying abroad. Overview On this degree you’ll study the United States from a literary, cultural and historical perspective. Through the exploration of great novels, landmark historical events, film, comic books, photographs and paintings, you will gain a detailed knowledge of the key moments and debates that have shaped the United States. You’ll analyse race, gender and civil liberties in America and examine how US power has been projected around the world. You’ll consider the nation’s relationship with the history of the American West. And you’ll explore a range of aspects of American popular culture from the counterculture to the avant-garde. You’ll also have the option of applying to spend one semester of your second year in the US to gain invaluable first-hand experience of the country you’re studying. Whatever you choose, this degree will provide you with a comprehensive 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. The interdisciplinary approach at the heart of American studies will not only provide you with the analytical tools to better comprehend the United States, but also to grapple with the key political issues that shape our society today. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
T701
Institution code:
E14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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 www.uea.ac.uk or email [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall with a 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.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £15900* 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 Studies at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS