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

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The USA. Love it or not, few countries have had such a profound global impact on culture, history, politics, technology and most aspects of modern life. You’ll take a sweeping look at the ideas, events and figures that have defined America, as well as pursue the topics that fascinate you most.It’s a very interesting time to be an Americanist. At Leicester you will be able to explore everything that has made America what it is today. We’re one of the top ten places in the UK for American Studies* and our courses are popular because of the depth and breadth of our expertise, across American history, literature, politics, and film.You’ll also have the option to immerse yourself in US culture by spending a year in the USA or Canada – an ideal way to gain first-hand knowledge and direct experience of North America.While historic and traditional America features strongly on our degrees, the contemporary is a particular focus, whether in fiction, politics or cinema, making our courses especially lively and relevant.When you join our American Studies BA, you'll 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 development 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, 11 September 2001, and #BlackLivesMatter. 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.*Complete University Guide 2020

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,450per year

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 15 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    123 74%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    6th

    6

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