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This course develops your comparative knowledge of the North America and England, focusing upon literature, language, and drama with the chance to broaden your understanding to include historical and political elements as the course progresses. You will study texts that reflect the cultural changes involved when moving from colony to independence to global power, and explore literature and drama from Old English to the present day. You will graduate with a deep understanding of English and American studies that spans decades. At the end of your second year, you will have the option to transfer onto a four-year variation of this course, which includes a year spent studying at an American or Canadian institution.
In your first year you will be introduced to the key authors and texts of American literature. In English, you will have a choice of three core modules from English language, modern English literature, medieval studies and drama. In your second year in American studies, you will undertake a survey of North American regions, and select specialised modules from a range of periods, texts and events. In English, you will choose from a range of options to develop deeper understanding of the issues and critical approaches across at least two areas of the discipline. During your final year in American studies, you will write a dissertation and choose from a selection of advanced level modules in history, literature and culture. In English, you will choose from a range of advanced-level options.
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||University Park Campus|
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||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||Including English.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||This qualification is considered alongside A Level English grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent).|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be passed at Merit or above and this must include 9 credits if English pass with Distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBBB||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including English.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M3||Including English.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Including English Higher Level 5 points.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels and must include English.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels and must include English.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D||This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels and must include English.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Including English. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A - B|
European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including at least 8.0 in English.
GCSE requirements: English grade C (numeric grade 4).
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£18,420 *||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.