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BA American Studies
BA American Studies

BA American Studies

  • ID:UOM440075
  • Level:3-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:
£95,040.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Typical A-level offer

  • Grades ABB to include an essay-based subject such as English, History or Politics.

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

  • Grades BBB to include an essay-based subject such as English, History or Politics.

  • Typical International Baccalaureate offer

  • 34 points overall. 6,5,5 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 English Language grade C  /  4, or;

  • IELTS 7.0, or;

  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Course Information

Discover the history, politics and popular culture of the United States.

Benefit from the heritage and expertise we have developed as the UK's oldest American Studies course.

Study at a university ranked 3rd in the UK for American Studies (Complete University Guide 2019).

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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

  • Receive an advanced training in interdisciplinary ways of working through a module on African-American history and culture, `From Jamestown to James Brown', and select from a range of units covering 20th century US history, literature, film, and politics. You can also apply to spend some of your second year abroad in the US.

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

  • Southern Crossings: Race, Gender and Sexuality

  • American Literature and Social Criticism, 1900-Present

  • American Civil War

Course content for year 3

  • Complete a Long Essay or dissertation on a subject of your choice and under individual supervision. You'll also select five other course units from a range of specialised modules in American Studies.

Course units for year 3

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 your course, as well as through events, schemes and guidance provided by the University Careers Service. These range from work experience and mentoring to networking events and workshops.

If you study abroad as part of your degree, you will be able to broaden your horizons by experiencing new cultures and forming new networks during your period overseas.

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