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About the course
Take an interdisciplinary approach to studying America by examining its history, politics, literature and culture. By studying the nation that has played a pivotal role in shaping the 20th and 21st centuries, you’ll better understand the world we live in today.
You’ll learn from one of the largest groups of experts dedicated to American Studies in the UK. Our faculty’s broad research interests are reflected in our module options, allowing you to tailor your course according to the areas that interest you. Sussex also fosters an active student community, through activities including an undergraduate seminar series featuring international speakers.
You have the opportunity to study for a year at a university in North America – including our prestigious partner institutions like UC Berkeley and Georgetown – building your confidence and expanding your intellectual horizons.
Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.
Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.
We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast.
We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.
With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.
See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.
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.
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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
|A level||ABB - AAB||You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 24-27 credits at Distinction.
The Access to HE Diploma should be in the humanities or social sciences.
|Scottish Higher||AABBB - AAABB||If you are taking Advanced Highers we would normally expect you to have at least BBB.|
|Extended Project||We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 34 points|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Including at least 6.0 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||Including at least 56 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.|
Please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|