America: land of the free, home of the brave? At Essex, American Studies (US) unravels the intricacies of American history and culture but also equips you with the knowledge to comprehend America's profound impact on the global stage.
At Essex, you'll discover the history, politics and sociology of one the most influential countries in contemporary history. Your degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how America has shaped the world as we know it today.
American Studies is for you if you frequently find yourself lost in Hollywood movies and American Literature. You would love to spend part of your studies immersing yourself in US culture. You’re intellectually curious and want to gain a broader understanding of the country that has secured its place as a global leader.
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American Studies offers you the chance to gain a wide-ranging knowledge of many aspects of American life and intimate acquaintance with the region in the United States where you will have spent a period of study.
This provides excellent preparation for careers in media, education, politics, the Civil Service, international organisations such as the UN and NATO or non-governmental organisations, and many other fields. Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of desirable roles including an events co-ordinator for Age UK, a business provision manager for BT, an accountant in London, and an account executive for Bluesky PR.
We also work with the university's Student Development Team to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. Explore the career opportunities American Studies can provide.
“We have a broad range of lecturers who each add a different perspective. We're lucky to have such great minds at our disposal.”
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