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History and American Studies 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

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

Since declaring freedom in 1776, the USA has gone on to become one of the most influential countries in the world. You’ll look at how this came to be by studying the ideas, people and events that shaped the nation.Our History and American Studies BA brings together two popular and exciting subjects. Combine the excellence of our Centre for American Studies – one of the top 10 places in the UK to learn American Studies* - with the world-leading research of our History experts.You will chart the history of America since its beginnings as an independent state all the way through to the modern day. Along the way, you will study the diverse people, ideas and events that have shaped the nation. Political, cultural and economic factors will all be discussed and you will learn how all of these contribute to the shaping of one of the most influential countries in the world.You can pursue modules in American history, politics, and culture whilst also studying aspects of British, European and global history. This degree allows you to study American politics and culture in ways that will complement and extend your understanding of both American and world history.You will also have the exciting option to immerse yourself in American culture by spending a year of accredited study at one of our partner institutions in the USA, including universities in New York, Florida, Texas, California and many other destinations across the country.*The Guardian University Guide 2021

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    29th

  • 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

    3rd out of 15 5

    28th out of 91 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    5th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    4th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    124 63%

    39th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    41st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    61st

    14

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