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American Studies BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 7th for American Studies (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    121
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    70.0 / 100.0
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    3.74 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: T700

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: ABB
SQA Higher: ABBBB Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
SQA Advanced Higher: ABB

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £16,700 per year

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The Course

Summary

In American Studies BA, you will discover the history, politics and culture of one the most influential countries in modern history. Since the formation of Jamestown in 1607, the story of America's evolution has been one of ambition, controversy and progress. This course will guide you through this evolution and introduce you to the people, ideas and events that have shaped the nation. Despite being a relatively young nation, America’s history is defined by the enormity of the changes that have shaped it: the War of Independence, the American Civil War, the Wall Street Crash, the Civil Rights Movement and 11 September 2001. The impact of the country’s rapid growth has been felt, in one way or another, throughout the world. Any conversation from economics to cinema, from politics to human rights, will be directly or indirectly affected by American ideas and developments. At Leicester you will be able to explore all that has made America what it is today. Our courses are popular because of the depth and breadth of our expertise in American Studies, across American history, literature, politics and film. While historic and traditional America features strongly on our degrees, the modern day is a particular focus, whether in fiction, politics or cinema, making our courses especially lively and relevant.

The University’s annual Festival of Careers is a four-day event that attracts graduate employers from across a wide variety of sectors and industries. This is the perfect opportunity for you to think about where your degree will take you and gain face-to-face time with employers. The growth of the global market means that many jobs in the public and private sectors have an international and often a transatlantic dimension. Employers are looking for independence, creativity, maturity, and a broad cultural outlook, all of which are provided through the course.

Start Dates

  • 23 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Leicester

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Postal Address

Centre for American Studies
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
ENGLAND

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