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About the course
Understanding the history of the world’s foremost superpower at this fascinating moment of flux and change is more essential than ever.
On this course, which includes a year abroad, you’ll explore America’s emergence as a world superpower and its influence on global culture. You’ll follow the American story from the Revolution through the years of slavery and Civil War, the conquest and settlement of the West, and the development of modern society. You’ll explore Native American history, the world of enslaved communities in the Old South, the struggles of black civil rights activists, and the crucial decisions of Presidents who, by the atomic age of the Cold War, held the fate of humanity in their hands. By the end of your degree, you’ll not only know the history of American in depth, you will also have a keen understanding of the way our world has been shaped by this young nation.
You’ll develop your skills as a historian through comprehensive study of one of the most intriguing and influential nations in the world.
You’ll have the chance to study with internationally renowned academics working in Native American, African American, gender, urban and diplomatic history. You’ll gain a detailed knowledge of the founding of the American nation, indigenous history and culture, the workings of the U.S. government and legal system, the black freedom struggle, as well as the Cold War and America’s role in the world.
You’ll also gain first-hand experience of the US by spending your third year there before returning to UEA to complete your degree in your fourth year. Or you could add a comparative dimension to your understanding by studying in Canada or spending one semester of your year abroad in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong and the other semester in the US.
Whichever path you choose through your studies, 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. An American History degree 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.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||Including a History related subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Alongside grade C in a History related A-level. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||Including a History module. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other relevant pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||Including a History related subject|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Including a History related subject. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||including grade 5 in Higher Level History. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||Including a History related subject|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6 in any 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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Norwich Research Park
Clearing contact details
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