The American Studies and Politics programme aims to cover all aspects of American civilization, examining American history, literature, politics, society and popular culture, and issues such as financial crises, the role of the US and other powers in the shaping of the world, the future of political devolution, the impact of new media technologies on politics and society, the politics of post-conflict and developing societies, democracy and democratisation.
- Visiting American Professors offer modules as part of the American Studies degree.
- The American Studies Student Society organises social and cultural events.
- Students have the option of a semester abroad in the USA during the second year of study.
- Our students have an academic mentor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
- American Studies is ranked 7th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Read more here.
American Studies and Politics is a well-established programme. Students study six modules a year, 3 in American Studies and 3 in Politics.