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In less than 200 years, the United States of America grew from far-flung colony to the world’s greatest superpower. Study with us and find out how.
It doesn’t take today’s political drama to make America’s story fascinating or powerful. With this degree, you can explore the events and forces behind the United States’ rise from humble beginnings to becoming the single most dominant country in the world – with unmatched economic, political and cultural influence.
You’ll explore some themes which are central to modern thinking – including democracy, immigration, race and imperialism. You’ll learn what drove those early settlers across the Atlantic and consider what made them different from the people they left behind in Europe. And you’ll uncover the dark side of the American past, from the treatment of Native Americans, to slavery and the Civil War waged to end it.
By developing an in-depth understanding of American History, you won’t simply discover the story of how it grew in stature and influence. You’ll also gain a perspective into its character and its psyche – uncovering what ‘the American way’ really means.
This course has a Foundation Year available.
Features and Benefits
You’ll have the opportunity to spend your second year studying with one of our partner institutions in America.
The freedom to choose from 40+ units.
Gain real-world experience through our History in Practice unit in your second year – by working on a project with a local organisation.
Your Independent History Project allows you to pursue your own interests in your final year.
- The History team is friendly, supportive and passionate about the subject, offering you an intellectually challenging environment.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Minimum 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A Levels or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 DMM or Advanced Diploma).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 UCAS Tariff Points from Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*|
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered