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Main entry requirements
preferably including English Literature or a History-related subject
Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers
preferably including English Literature or a History-related subject. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable
preferably including English Literature or a History-related subject. BTEC Public Services is not accepted
preferably including grade 5 in higher level English or a History-related subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Learn about the life, politics and cultural dynamism of the United States. You’ll explore the unique political, cultural and revolutionary history of this remarkable superpower, delving into civil rights movements, democracy, popular culture, counterculture and more. On this course you’ll open windows on to the history of the United States and its people – and their influences on and relationships with the world as a whole. As part of a pioneering American Studies department you’ll be studying with academics at the forefront of the field. If you’re open to a global outlook on politics, literature and culture, both in your studies and your future aims, this BA is a great choice. As a student of American Studies you’ll arrive ready to explore and test radical ideas. Through your degree you’ll hone your ability to analyse key cultural and political moments, think critically and write clearly and persuasively. You will be learning in an environment where ideas are shared and debated, and be encouraged to follow through on your own interests and opinions too. You’ll graduate with a global mindset – enormously valuable in today’s jobs market, whether you choose to stay in the UK or aim for a career abroad. UEA American Studies graduates are known for their strong communication skills and go into careers including journalism, public relations, marketing and social media. Equally, you may be drawn to management training, teaching, the civil service or publishing. As you progress through this course you’ll discover the United States from literary, political and historical perspectives, engaging with diverse forms of cultural expression, from great novels to film, photographs and paintings. In the first year you’ll get a foundation in the core texts of American literature and the defining events in American history, while also developing the critical and writing skills essential for success at university and beyond. You’ll choose your own modules in the second year from a wide range of topics. In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to bring your skills and new perspectives together in a dissertation, guided by a member of our world-leading faculty. You’ll graduate equipped with a deep understanding of the USA, its cultural influence, and its power in shaping world affairs and the spirit of the age.
With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.
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