This multidisciplinary degree explores the dynamic characteristics of North America and Canada and gives you the opportunity to explore and inter-relate history, literature, politics and culture. At the University of Birmingham, the variety of topics include analysing American film, studying book illustrations, reading modern American fiction, studying the workings of Washington, examining the War on Terror and considering the legacies of slavery. This programme brings together the literature, history, culture and politics of North America. You will have access to a comprehensive support system to help you make the transition to Higher Education. University of Birmingham students are part of academic elite and learn from world-leading experts. We will challenge you to become an independent and self-motivated learner, qualities that are highly sought after by employers. You will have a diverse learning experience, including: lectures; small group tutorials; independent study and peer group learning, such as delivering presentations with your classmates.
As a student of American and Canadian Studies, you will have an excellent opportunity to develop skills that are highly prized by employers, as well as benefitting from the diversity offered by this multidisciplinary degree. Our graduates understand complex information, write clearly and effectively, can build a case for a particular view, strategy or course of action, respect the views of others even if they disagree with them, and generally think for themselves. As a graduate of American and Canadian Studies, you have a vast potential to enter a wide range of careers, including government, the media, law, accountancy, advertising, human resources and retail management, teaching, research and many other types of employment that offer graduate entry schemes. Many of our graduates choose postgraduate study to extend their knowledge of this and similar disciplines, or to prepare for careers such as law and teaching.
- A level
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
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£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Birmingham has been leading the way as a global university since 1900; it was the first civic university to allow students from every background to study at its beautiful, leafy green campus. A member of the Russell Group, this research-intensive institution has world-leading academics including Nobel Prize winners, and offers over 300 programmes from business to biosciences, engineering to psychology.
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