|Location||United Kingdom, Winchester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in Writing
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
American Studies and History at Winchester addresses the diversity of American culture while keeping a firm hold on the history of the
USA and the modern world. Students may study at an American partner institution as part of the University’s American Exchange scheme, and attend a field trip to the USA.
Half of the programme utilises American Studies perspectives, which are typically organised around a theme. Ideas and theories about gender, ethnicity and race, and other forms of identity, are used to analyse American culture and to debate issues. Study in Year 1 introduces students to the core ideas, such as American national character and the opportunities and challenges of modern multicultural America. The growing focus in Year 2 is cultural America, with a shift towards contemporary America in Year 3.
The other half of the programme takes a firmly historical approach, beginning by introducing students to the core aspects of historical study, before going on to focus on specific periods or themes in American and modern history, such as the American South, slavery, the USA in the first half of the twentieth century and the USA in relation to the Cold War. In Years 2 and 3, students choose from a variety of modules on modern history, including American, European and international topics.
Reading and Writing History
Creating and Consuming History
Introduction to American Studies 1 and 2
Introductory Study: The United States
The Modern American Presidency
Japan’s Relationship with the US 1945-present
Contemporary American Film
Sex and the City and the History of American Women
The United States and the Cold War
Field trip module (optional)
A 14-day intensive field trip to the USA is available in Year 2. Previous students have visited Las Vegas, driven along Route 66 and hiked in the Grand Canyon.
American Exchange (optional)
During Year 2, there is the opportunity to spend the entire semester studying at one of five American universities.
Erasmus Exchange (optional)
There are currently Erasmus Exchange opportunities with Charles University in Prague.