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BA American Studies
BA American Studies

BA American Studies

  • ID:UOM440074
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£19,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,180.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
Estimated Total/program:
£126,720.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Typical A-level offer

  • AAB-ABB+, including an essay-based subject such as English, History, or Politics.

  • Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)

  • ABB to include an essay-based subject such as English, History or Politics. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer.

  • Typical International Baccalaureate offer

  • 35 points overall, with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects

English Requirement

  • All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. 

  • The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade 4/C, or;

  • IELTS 7.0, or;

  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Course Information

Examine the full range of history, politics, literature, and popular culture of the USA.

Spend the entirety of your third year in the US or Canada at one of our partner institutions in California, New Jersey, Tennessee or Toronto.

Benefit from the heritage and expertise we have developed as the UK's longest-established American Studies programme.

High-scoring (90%) for student satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey, and ranked 3rd in the UK for American Studies (Complete University Guide 2020).

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Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

  • From Reconstruction to Reagan: American History, 1877-1988

  • Introduction to American Literature to 1900

  • American History to 1877: Columbus to Civil War

  • Twentieth Century American Literature

  • Introduction to American Studies

Course content for year 2

  • In Year 2, you will be able to choose units in the fields of American literature, film studies, and history, and also extends the training we provide in interdisciplinary ways of working.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

  • From Jamestown to James Brown: African-American History and Culture

  • American Cultural Studies

  • American Film Studies

  • Work and Play in the USA, 1880-2010

  • Women in US Literature & History

  • Southern Crossings: Race, Gender and Sexuality

  • American Literature and Social Criticism, 1900-Present

  • American Civil War

Course content for year 3

  • In Year 3, you will spend the year following an approved full-time programme of study at one of our partner institutions in the US or Canada.

Course content for year 4

  • The final year requires you to write a long essay on a topic of your choice in one of a range of areas. This will complement the remaining course units that you will choose from the range available.

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

  • Long Essay

  • Conspiracy Theories in American Culture

  • Harlem and the State of Urban America

  • The Visual Culture of US Empire

  • Climate Change & Culture Wars

  • Progressivism in the United States

  • Beat Writing

  • American Hauntings

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Study American Studies at Manchester and you will come away with a range of versatile skills that can be applied to various roles across a host of industries, including writing, publishing, journalism, librarianship, teaching and marketing.

You will have various opportunities to improve your skills and make yourself more employable through both your course and events, schemes and guidance provided by the University Careers Service.

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