American Studies at Essex has ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction for the 2nd year running, with 100% student satisfaction (NSS 2016). Our courses are for those with enthusiasm, passion and intellectual curiosity about all things American, which is why we are ranked top 10 in the UK for American Studies (CUG 2018). Located within our Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, we bring together academics from across the University. Our multidisciplinary course enables you to assess American contributions to our understanding of political, historical, social and cultural perspectives of the world. You combine studies of the US with a number of options in film studies offered by our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of History, and School of Philosophy and Art History. We believe that the best way to learn about a culture is to immerse yourself in it, which is why you spend a term studying at a partner university in the United States.