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The USA. Love it or not, few countries have had such a profound global impact on culture, history, politics, technology and most aspects of modern life. You’ll take a sweeping look at the ideas, events and figures that have defined America, as well as pursue the topics that fascinate you most.
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 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
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!
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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
- Year 2
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 24 credits||Pass the diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scottish Higher||BBBBB||Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: email@example.com|
|AS||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2|
|Extended Project||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3, H3||Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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||BBB|
|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.