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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, there are about 120 applications for the three-year degree per year.

There are 20 places available on the four-year course.

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Discover the history, politics and popular culture of the United States.
  • Have the opportunity to study in the US for one year as part of your degree.
  • Benefit from the heritage and expertise we have developed as the UK's oldest American Studies course.
  • Study at a university ranked 3rd in the UK for American Studies (Complete University Guide 2019).
American Studies

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The University holds open days regularly (usually in June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and our resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

Find out more about open days on the  School website .


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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