Top 4 universities in the UK for American Studies


Are you an international student interested in learning more about the history, development and future of the United States?

If so, studying American Studies at a UK university is for you. Learn more about the top four universities in the UK to learn more about politics, foreign policy, film literature, popular music and globalisation in one of the most powerful countries in the world.

– University of East Anglia

UEA is the number one place in the UK for American Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2016). The University offer Undergraduate students a broad range of courses and modules, allowing you to tailor your learning, while a year studying abroad is also available.

UEA ranked second for American Studies out of all English mainstream universities in the 2015 National Student Survey, and fifth in the Research Excellence Framework for the subject.

– Swansea University

Swansea University staff have written and edited books on film, literature, popular culture, politics, philosophy and history in the area of American Studies, and the University is committed to delivering a truly exciting teaching programme which is varied, stimulating and demanding.

Visiting Faculty from the United States teach modules to undergraduate students and speakers from all around the world take part in the American Studies Research Seminar programme.

– University of Winchester

American Studies at Winchester provides a broad understanding of American culture by bringing literary, historical, geographical and other perspectives to bear upon a wide range of materials including books, film, TV, music, popular culture and the Internet. 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.

University of Manchester

American Studies at Manchester is an inter-disciplinary degree programme which offers you the opportunity to study the history, literature, film, politics and popular culture of the United States. The first year is taught mainly by lecture and tutor-led sessions, which gives you a solid grounding in debates about the character, nature and purpose of America, and which introduces you to US literature and history before 1900.

In the first year of study you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad for one semester in your second year (there are also a limited number of year-long spaces at the University of California).

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