American Studies

We are one of the longest-established and largest dedicated centres for American studies, internationally recognised as founders of the field in the UK.

Our multidisciplinary research and teaching explores the history, literature, politics, and the diverse cultures of the United States of America. Our work considers America in transnational and comparative contexts. We are recognised as world leaders in the following areas: Native American studies; the study of spaces, places, region and environment; race, gender, sexuality, and age; civil rights and civil liberties; the literature and poetics of America.

Our award-winning teaching is student focused and our students benefit from our international connections, which include an extensive study-abroad programme with partners across North America and the Pacific region. Our research and teaching resources also include our on-campus media suite and television studio, which provide opportunities for innovative creative work. 

We offer our Undergraduate students a broad range of courses and modules, allowing you to tailor your learning as you progress through your time with us. Most of our degrees also involve a year studying abroad. Throughout their course, our students develop skills that are highly attractive to employers.