Interested in 2022 entry?

Explore our online prospectus for information about joining us next September.

Find out more – undergraduate prospectus 2022

Undergraduate courses for entry in 2021

UCAS code
  • Spend a semester studying in North America as part of our three-year courses

  • Study in North America for your entire third year as part of our four-year course

  • Study at one of the top three universities in the UK for American Studies

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  • Access to the Special Collections of The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, including The Upton Sinclair Collection and key source material on the history of the abolition of slavery

Why study American Studies at Manchester?

Home to the UK’s first American Studies department, we offer you the opportunity to explore over three centuries of American literature, history, music, politics and political culture, film, photography and cultural analysis.

Course units range from the colonial era to the contemporary moment and include topics such as Hollywood film, Hip-Hop and the visual culture of the US Empire. All our degrees offer you the chance to study at a partner
institution in the US or Canada. You can also read American Studies as a Joint Honours degree, alongside either English Literature or History.