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BA English Literature and American Studies
Combine literature with the history, politics and popular culture of the United States.

BA English Literature and American Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer


Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)

Grades AAB, including Grade A in English Literature, or English Language and Literature (ie not English Language alone).

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall (core points accepted), with 6,6,5 at Higher Level (including 6 in English Literature).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS

Course overview

  • Explore US and English history, literatures, politics, cultural theory, popular culture, and film.
  • Study the UK's oldest American Studies course, at a university ranked 3rd in the UK for American Studies (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • Enjoy the wide range of cultural assets of Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature.
American Studies

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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,500 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
(00 44) (0)161 275 3107
(00 44) (0)161 275 3098
Academic department overview

See: About us

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