United Kingdom

Swansea University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018

Swansea University

American Studies

If you are interested in studying American History, Literature and Politics then this is the degree for you. Our American Studies programme aims to cover all aspects of American civilization, examining history, literature, politics, society and popular culture from the discovery and founding of the “New World” up to and including the ever-changing modern face of the most influential nation on the planet. Ranked 4th in the United Kingdom Swansea University is one of the leading centres for American Studies according to the Guardian Good University Guide 2017. Ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom for graduate prospects by the Independent Complete University Guide 2017 our Employability Officer supports our students with information and advice which is backed up by the University’s Careers Service and Work Placement Team. All students have access to events, workshops and employer talks, including an annual conference for students in June to support final year students with the transition into the world of work. A key feature of this course is the opportunity to explore how the US is regarded around the world, giving you a unique transnational perspective. Another key feature is that you have the option to study abroad for a semester as part of your degree. You can either choose to go East and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or West and study in North America or Canada. This Semester Abroad opportunity costs no additional tuition fees; this means that you have the chance to study at an overseas institution without having to pay any further fee on top of the tuition fee you are already paying. You will, however, have to pay for your flight costs, accommodation, living expenses and any additional expenditure. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime. We are proud of the variety and quality of the teaching that we offer to undergraduates and post graduates which is informed by our and research, much of it world-leading. Staff and Students in American Studies and Politics work closely with the British Parliament, Welsh Assembly and local government, the media and the third sector. Please visit our course page for more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/american-studies/ba-americanstudies-t701/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea