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American Studies (4 Years) BA (Hons)

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: T702

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our four-year single honours American Studies degree will give you a grounding in the history, culture and literature of the US, from colonisation through to contemporary times.The course includes a full year in North America as a part of your degree programme. At Manchester, we train our students to be attentive to the counter-currents of US history and literature, and our course places a particular emphasis on the themes of race, capitalism, sexuality, the cultures of labour, political protest and the environment.You will master the approaches and tools found in several academic disciplines, including cultural theory, history, visual studies, literature and politics. You will learn how to analyse and interpret a wide range of texts and materials, including historical documents, films, manuscript collections, literary works, visual and marketing campaigns, and musical works. Years 1 and 2 will give you a wide knowledge of US political, legal, and administrative infrastructure, and will familiarise you with concepts such as:- mass incarceration- inequality- racial stratification- poverty- the logics of policing- the changing nature of work and leisure- radical organising- military power- cultural imperialism- environmental policies- urban politics.Upon returning to Manchester from your year abroad, you will be able to choose from an extensive range of advanced modules, while also completing a substantial piece of independent research.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    141 80%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    5th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    8th

    3

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