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 focus stretches across the world giving you a unique opportunity to look at issues and subjects in new and exciting ways. Our courses are highly flexible and you are taught by internationally recognised experts. We believe that the best way to learn about a culture is to immerse yourself in it, which is why you spend a year studying at a partner university in the United States.