University of Hull

American Studies with a Year Abroad (4 years) University of Hull Degree level: Undergraduate

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Learn about the world’s leading superpower in detail. And spend a year experiencing the American college lifestyle through our extensive US exchange programme.​

The Civil War. The Cold War. Hollywood. Disney. Trump and his Tweets. There's nowhere in the world quite like the USA. And if you're fascinated by every aspect of this vibrant, diverse country, then we're the university for you.

  • Some universities only offer a single trimester in the USA. Not us. Spend a full year abroad at one of 30-plus university campuses - from New York to North Carolina, California to Kansas.

  • Ranked fourth in the UK for American studies, with 97% overall student satisfaction (2018 National Student Survey, HEIs).

  • Tailor your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations with a wide range of modules

  • Our expert academics have been pioneering American studies teaching for more than 50 years

Our friendly, approachable academics are international experts in the field of American studies. You can specialise in history, literature or culture, if you choose – but we encourage you to embrace the rich diversity of American studies. With the extra confidence, independence and maturity that spending a year in America brings, you'll be a desirable candidate for all kinds of employers after you graduate.

Official Team GB partners

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Course details

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

American History – Birth of a Nation
American History: the American Century
Transformative Texts of American Literature
American Film and Society
America in Theory

Optional modules

Passport Languages
American Revolutionary Readings

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Introduction to the American Year Abroad
Contemporary America in Context

Optional modules

The Fire Next Time: From Slavery to Civil Rights
American Rebels: Reading 20th-Century US Counterculture
American Alternative Cinema
American Animation History
American Gothic
Understanding America
New York City in Culture
America's Wars in Asia
Musical-Made America
Reagan’s Polarised America; a Cultural Study of the USA in the 1980s
“Mi Raza Primero!” Mexican-American History and Culture​

Year 3 (Year Abroad)

You can spend a full year of study in the US, with 30-plus campuses to choose from – ranging from California, New York and Maine to Arizona, Florida and Illinois.

You study six modules determined by the choices available at your host university, with no restrictions on subject matter, and write a reflective research report on your experiences.

Year 4

Core modules

Dissertation (American Studies)
The Globalisation of American Culture: International Perspectives on America as a Cultural Superpower

Optional modules

Post-9/11 Literature of the US
American History by Hollywood
Doin’ Time: American Prison Culture of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Disney Studies
Crossing the Line: Frontiers in the Literature of America
The Civil War in American History and Culture
Telling the Truth: American Documentary Culture from the Muckrakers to Fake News

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.


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 H72
Campus name The University of Hull
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from
A levels
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Scottish Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test University of Hull English Language Programme 60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,500 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.

Additional fee information

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination). There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. We work hard to help ease money concerns during your time at university with a range of scholarships and bursaries that can make a huge difference to your budget. See www.hull.ac.uk/scholarships for more details.

Provider information

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University of Hull
Admissions Office
Cottingham Road
Hull
HU6 7RX


Course contact details

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Main Contact

01482 466100


Undergraduate Admissions Team

01482 466100