What students say about american studies
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
- English literature or history
Useful to have
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Hospital doctor
- Public relations officer
- Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL)
- Advertising copywriter
Other real-life job examples
- Events manager
- Periodical editor
- Retail manager
What employers like about this subject
Students of American studies will learn subject-specific skills in understanding American culture and history, and the way America interacts and influences the world, along with the skills to understand, analyse and criticise a range of forms of cultural expression including literature, media and film. Transferable skills you can develop include excellent communication, research, critical thinking and project management. American studies graduates find jobs in publishing, education, advertising, retail management, consultancy and government.