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International Relations and American Studies 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

COURSE OVERVIEW

Studying American Studies and International Relations involves exploring the culture, history and politics of the most influential country in the world, alongside many aspects of global and regional politics and economics.

Our four-year BA degree with a year abroad opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.

You will have the chance to study American history, literature, politics and culture, stretching from colonization to the presidency of Donald Trump, and a range of international relations topics from globalization and global institutions to human rights and political economy.

YOUR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND AMERICAN STUDIES WITH A YEAR ABROAD EXPERIENCE

We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your American Studies and International Relations degree to your own interests.

Topics include American film, music, race, gender, migration and urbanization, social, economic and military history, terrorism, or civil rights and political protest; globalization and global institutions, development and human rights, international and regional politics, peace and conflict, political economy, security studies and strategic studies.

Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.

You will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and the American Studies Student Society organises a range of social and cultural events.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND AMERICAN STUDIES WITH A YEAR ABROAD EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Government
  • Research
  • Events management

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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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