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History and American Studies (3 Years) [BA]

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UCAS course code
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
3 years
Number of places/applicants
Typical A-level offer
AAB to include Grade A in History. Two Grade A AS levels may be accepted in place of one A-level.

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall (core points accepted), including 6 or 7 points in three Higher level subjects, one of which must be History

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

The BA (Hons) History and American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree course which offers students the opportunity to combine study of the history, literature, film, politics and popular culture of the United States with the opportunity to study diverse historical periods and cultures, whilst developing your own research and analytical skills to a high level.

In the second year you can apply to go abroad for one semester or for the whole year, or instead you can stay in Manchester.

Students in Manchester select from a range of courses offered in American History, literature, film and politics.

Our exchange partners include the University of California, Arizona State University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Toronto. Further information about our North American partner universities can be found here:

There are four possible pathways that students can follow:

  • Study at the University of Manchester for the whole year
  • Study at the University of California for the whole year (places are limited)
  • Study in Manchester for the first semester, then apply to spend the second semester in the United States or Canada (at a range of selected US and Canadian universities).
  • Study in Manchester for the first semester, then spend the second semester in Europe (Exchange partners are offered to all students at the University through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe).

Open days

If you apply to us and receive an offer, you will be invited to one of the subject visit days.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2015 will be approximately £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £14,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.

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This course is delivered by:

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Judy Giblin
(00 44) (0)161-275 3107
(00 44) (0)161-275 3098
Academic department overview

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