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American Studies and Politics with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying American Studies and Politics gives you the chance to explore the culture, history and politics of the most influential country in the world, alongside many aspects of British and European politics, public policy, political theory and philosophy.This four-year BA American Studies and Politics degree with a year abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by giving students transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.As a student on the three-year BA programme, you will be joining a subject area ranked Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018), Top-20 in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and Top-20 for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018) for Politics. American Studies is ranked 1st in NSS (Complete University Guide 2018) and Top-10 for Graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018).Some 91% of American Studies graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and 74% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.They gain employment in a range of sectors including education, government and politics, humanitarian organisation, business, media and public relations, law and public services, working for prestigious organisations such as the Labour Party and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course can be tailored to suit your interests within American studies and politics.You will be able to explore the history, literature, politics and culture, of the United States from the period of colonization to the presidency of Donald Trump, as well as a range of politics topics from ancient philosophy and rhetoric to war and warfare in the modern world.You will spend your third year studying at a university in the USA, further improving your student experience and career prospects. Teaching on the course is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.Visiting American professors also offer modules as part of the degree, and with more than 150 American students studying at Swansea each year, you have access to a ready-made network of contacts with links stretching across the USA.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/american-studies/ba-ams-politics-tl72/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 15

    36th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    123 74%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    4th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 53%

    43rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    12th

    35

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