American (US) studies

America: land of the free, home of the brave?

American (US) studies

Founded on the principles of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’, the United States is a collision of romantic ideals – and problematic realities.

The United States' place in history and politics, the complexity of its society, and its massive contribution to world culture, provides an endlessly fascinating range of material to study.

We give you politics, history, science, geography, literature and art. It’s up to you to connect the dots of this intricate network of disciplines and fully understand the country that has been a global leader for well over a century.

You also have the unique opportunity to spend part of your degree in the US, where you’ll gain a wide range of valuable skills for the future, as well as a rich understanding of this incredible country.

Why study here?
  • Our academic's common interest in American Studies means our research spans a number of areas such as American politics, African American history, American crime fiction and many more.
  • Benefit from our flexible course structure to tailor-make your degree.
  • You can study abroad at a wide range of excellent partner universities across the US.
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