University of Hull has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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
American History – Birth of a Nation
American History: the American Century
Transformative Texts of American Literature
American Film and Society
America in Theory
American Revolutionary Readings
Introduction to the American Year Abroad
Contemporary America in Context
The Fire Next Time: From Slavery to Civil Rights
American Rebels: Reading 20th-Century US Counterculture
American Alternative Cinema
American Animation History
New York City in Culture
America's Wars in Asia
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.
Dissertation (American Studies)
The Globalisation of American Culture: International Perspectives on America as a Cultural Superpower
Post-9/11 Literature of the US
American History by Hollywood
Doin’ Time: American Prison Culture of the 20th and 21st Centuries
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.
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
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||The University of Hull|
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||112 points||
Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
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
|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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|