University of Leicester

American Studies (with a Year Abroad) University of Leicester Degree level: Undergraduate

Back

Course options

Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This is for you if you are fascinated by the United States and want to learn more about its literature, history, visual culture, and politics.

Course details

Modules

This course offers the same teaching programme as BA American Studies. However, you will have the opportunity to spend a year at one of our American and Canadian partner institutions.
You will take modules in each of the two semesters abroad in any American subjects of your choice. This gives you the chance to study modules on subjects you have not done before as well as those which develop your knowledge further in areas you have already covered. You will also devote one of your modules abroad to researching your final-year dissertation under the supervision of an American tutor. You will be expected to produce a photographic essay of your time abroad. For further details, please see the course page on the University website.
Studying abroad is not just for people who are interested in travelling and meeting new people. It is about acquiring life skills that are becoming increasingly significant for a wide range of jobs in our modern globalised society. Whether you go on to work in the private sector, the state sector, a non-governmental organisation or become self-employed you will find the experience invaluable. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester; please see our website for further details.

Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied. Our major forms of assessment are submitted essays, blogs, passage analysis, and written exams. On some modules we also assess by means of oral presentations and group work projects in order to give you a more fully rounded academic experience and to help you develop vital oral and teamwork skills for the professional workplace.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code T701
Institution code L34
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

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Pass the diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
Scottish Higher ABBBB Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
AS This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2
Extended Project This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Including a minimum of 16 points at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted in place of a third A-Level at grade B or above.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2019/20 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

Provider information

Visit our website

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH


Clearing contact details

Clearing Line

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Admissions Office (UG Arts, Humanities, Law)

+44 (0)116 252 5281