American Studies

American Studies

American Studies students gave us a perfect 100% satisfaction score in the 2016 National Student Survey. At Hull, American Studies is part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

We have some places available on these courses to start in September 2017!

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COURSES

Hull pioneered American Studies in Britain and keep ahead of the track by providing innovative, up-to-date programmes. And we have the largest exchange programme of any UK university, offering students a full year of study in the US with a choice of more than 30 different US campuses.

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Undergraduate

  • American Studies

    Study history, literature or culture, and embrace the rich diversity of American studies. You can also spend a full year abroad at a university in the US.

  • American Studies with a Modern Language

    The US is the second largest Spanish-speaking community, with a large number of citizens with Chinese, Italian, French or German as their first language.

  • English and American Literature and Culture

    From Hull to Hollywood, deepen your understanding of the culture and history of the British Isles and the United States, past and present.

  • History and American Studies

    By placing America under the microscope, you will achieve a deep understanding of its history, culture and society.

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Postgraduate Research

  • American Studies research degrees

    Hull has one of the finest collections of American resources of any British university. This is a superb archive for students on our MPhil and PhD courses.

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During my year abroad, I got to experience Thanksgiving and travel the length and breadth of California. I would recommend it to anyone because it really is a life-changing experience.

Hannah Townsend
BA (Hons), American Studies

WHY STUDY AT HULL?

The United States. The Land of Opportunity. America – there’s nowhere else in the world quite like it. And if you’re fascinated by every aspect of this vibrantly diverse country, this is the University for you.

We’ve been at the forefront of teaching American Studies in the UK for more than 50 years, and our staff are international experts who can offer experience and support.

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Tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations. We have a range of modules available, allowing to embrace the richness of American Studies.

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The 2016 Complete University Guide ranked our American Studies programmes as the best in the country for student satisfaction.

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Unlike many universities, you will be taught by a core team of dedicated American Studies specialists. Our staff have a wide range of expertise in American history, literature and culture.

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FACILITIES

Whatever you're studying, the library is one of the best places in the country to get your work done. With over a million books, and state-of-the-art technology throughout, there's a good reason that this is one of the most visited places on campus.

CAREERS

The course gives you an insight into history, culture, media and politics, meaning our graduates leave with a range of skills, such as debate, presentations and blogging. This makes graduates highly employable in sectors including PR, publications and media.

A number of our graduates have gone on to enjoy careers linked to the States – including a cultural attaché officer at the US embassy, and a historical guide at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

*Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency

90%of American studies students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating*

 

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OUR RESEARCH

Our research reflects the rapid historical and cultural development of America, and how in turn American culture represents history. Our diverse research output ranges from an exploration of the political tensions of the American Revolution to appraising gender roles in US animation. Our research is a rich and varied examination of the world's ultimate super power.

STUDY ABROAD

Unlike the degrees offered by most other universities which only include a semester in the States, our BA American Studies course includes a year in which to fully immerse yourself in the culture.

We have exchange agreements with the UK’s largest selection of partners for any American Studies programme, stretching from New York to North Carolina, California to Kansas.

Find out more

We have the largest exchange programme of any UK university with a choice of more than 30 US campuses.

 

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