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BA (Hons)History and American Studies

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Overview

Study with a top History department and be taught from the cutting edge of historical research. Explore the making of one of the world’s most influential superpowers in American Studies.

Our BA History and/with American Studies gives you the opportunity to study two subjects that will help you to hone your investigative and analytical skills.

Through our diverse and inclusive History curriculum you will learn about an array of cultures and identities. What links our work is our focus on people’s history and everyday lives. This is represented strongly in our first year programme, which will give you an insight into the making of the modern world through exploration of faith, magic and medicine, campaigns for freedom and equality, Africa and the world, and America from Hamilton to Trump.

In American Studies, you’ll explore in depth a diverse, multicultural country that’s rich in film and literature, and constantly in the spotlight. You’ll deepen your understanding of its culture from critical, theoretical and historical perspectives, exploring the part it plays in the world today.

Throughout your degree, the common link between the two disciplines will be the complementary skills of analysis and interpretation. As historians you will learn to analyse historical documents and debates among historians, while in American Studies you’ll also explore novels, short stories, poetry, films and television shows, as well as historical events.

The analytical skills that you will hone over the course of your studies will benefit you in the final year of History if you choose to write a dissertation. This extended piece of work will grow out of a topic that interests you. Previous students have been inspired by their year of study abroad, while others have worked on the history of jiu jitsu, women code breakers at Bletchley Park, the Notting Hill riots, and vice and sexuality in 17th-century London. You could also choose to blend your programme of study, writing your dissertation on an aspect of American history.

Career opportunities

Employability is central to everything we do. History offers you the possibility of a placement in a local museum, archive or heritage site in your second year, enabling you to gain valuable transferable skills. As well as working in the huge heritage industry, past students have gone on to careers in teaching, the law, civil service, librarianship, information management, retail management, marketing, the voluntary sector, publishing and the media.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States