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BA American Studies (4 years)
Explore the history, politics and popular culture of the United States in combination with a year abroad.

BA American Studies (4 years) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Arts with Honours
45 months
Typical A-level offer

Grades AAB to include an essay-based subject such as English, History or Politics. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 points overall (core points accepted), including 6 points in an essay-based subject such as English, History or Politics at Higher level, PLUS 6,5 in a further two subjects at higher level.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

The four-year degree is new for 2018, so we do not have application figures at this stage (to offer some guidance, applications for the 3yr degree, which is a very well established programme, are about 120 per year).

There are 20 places available.

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • 100% of students on our BA American Studies course are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016) 
  • You are interested in the history, politics and popular culture of the United States
  • You want to benefit from the heritage and expertise we have developed as the UK's oldest American Studies programme
  • You want the opportunity to study in the United States for one year as part of your degree
American Studies


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rebekah Shaw
+44 (0)161 275 3107
Academic department overview

See: About us

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