University of Sussex

Degree level: Undergraduate

American Studies and Film Studies (with a study abroad year)

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Course summary

About the course By combining American Studies and Film Studies, you’ll link together a wide range of interesting topics – from the birth of celebrity culture to Hollywood as an industry. You'll benefit from specialised resources including our expansive film library and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. You’ll learn from leading experts about challenging works ranging from DW Griffiths’s Birth of a Nation to Andy Warhol’s Blow Job. And you’ll have access to dedicated media laboratories, film and sound studios, and an in-house DVD library of over 5,000 films and TV programmes. Plus, by spending a year abroad, you’ll not only study America, but you’ll experience it too. 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.

Course details

Modules

See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
TP73
Institution code:
S90
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
American Studies and Film Studies (with a study abroad year) at University of Sussex - UCAS