University of Nottingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The material covered on this course ranges from history, literature and politics, to visual arts and popular culture; you will study core modules in your first year to give you a basis from which to tailor your studies to your areas of interest as the course progresses. You will have access to world-class levels of research and teaching, and Nottingham is one of few UK universities to offer a named minor option in Canadian studies alongside American studies. At the end of your first year, you will have the option to transfer onto a four-year variation of this course, which includes a year spent studying at an American or Canadian institution. This provides a fantastic opportunity to deepen your understanding of the region, gain cultural awareness and enhance your employment prospects.
In your first year you are introduced to the basic themes and events of American history and the key authors and texts of American literature, as well as Canadian literature, film and culture. In your second year, in sddition to core modules in American thought and culture, you can choose from a range of specialised modules that will allow you to study certain periods, events, authors or texts in more depth. Your third year can be spent abroad if you choose the four-year course option. In your final year, you will continue to enjoy a range of optional modules such as Prohibition America, or Popular Music and Counterculture, and complete a dissertation project on a topic of your choice.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University Park Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||including an essay based subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be passed at Merit or above.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBBB||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M3||including an essay based subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||including and essay based subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including an essay based subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including an essay based subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D||This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including an essay based subject.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Which must include an essay based subject. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A - B|
European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including an essay based subject.
GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£18,420 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.