Art, Media and American Studies

BA (Hons) AMERICAN STUDIES (3 YEARS)

Key details 

BA (HONS) AMERICAN STUDIES (3 YEARS)

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
T701
Entry Requirements
BBB or ABC
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed at the end of each semester primarily by coursework. In your final year, you’ll have the option to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of your tutors. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in your second and fourth years. 

For every piece of assessment that you submit you’ll receive written and verbal feedback from tutors. These comments and reflections will help you identify the methods and strategies that will improve your work and help you get the most out of your studies. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You’ll be assessed at the end of each semester primarily by coursework. In your final year, you’ll have the option to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of your tutors. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in your second and fourth years. 

For every piece of assessment that you submit you’ll receive written and verbal feedback from tutors. These comments and reflections will help you identify the methods and strategies that will improve your work and help you get the most out of your studies. 

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Assessment for Year 3

You’ll be assessed at the end of each semester primarily tby coursework. In your final year, you’ll also have an opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of your tutors. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

For every piece of assessment that you submit you’ll receive written and verbal feedback from tutors. These comments and reflections will help you identify the methods and strategies that will improve your work and help you get the most out of your studies. 

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Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed at the end of each semester primarily by coursework. In your final year, you’ll have the option to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of your tutors. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in your second and fourth years. 

For every piece of assessment that you submit you’ll receive written and verbal feedback from tutors. These comments and reflections will help you identify the methods and strategies that will improve your work and help you get the most out of your studies. 

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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Students should aim to take 60 credits from each semester. You’ll also have the option of applying to spend one semester of your second year in the US to gain invaluable first-hand experience of the country you’re studying.

Assessment for Year 2

You’ll be assessed at the end of each semester primarily by coursework. In your final year, you’ll have the option to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of your tutors. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in your second and fourth years. 

For every piece of assessment that you submit you’ll receive written and verbal feedback from tutors. These comments and reflections will help you identify the methods and strategies that will improve your work and help you get the most out of your studies. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Students should take 60 credits from each semester.

Assessment for Year 3

You’ll be assessed at the end of each semester primarily tby coursework. In your final year, you’ll also have an opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of your tutors. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

For every piece of assessment that you submit you’ll receive written and verbal feedback from tutors. These comments and reflections will help you identify the methods and strategies that will improve your work and help you get the most out of your studies. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB or ABC including History, Ancient History, History of Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, English Literature or Sociology or BBC including History, Ancient History, History of Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, English Literature or Sociology with an A in the Extended Project

T Levels

No acceptable pathways for 2022 entry

BTEC

DDM alongside grade B in English Literature or History A-level (or equivalent qualification). Excluding BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration

Scottish highers

AABBB including English Literature or History

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including English Literature or History

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2, 4 subjects at H3 including English Literature or History

Access course

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in English or History

European Baccalaureate

70% including 7 in English Literature or History

International Baccalaureate

31 Points including HL 5 English, History or Global Politics

Additional entry requirements

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

 

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Course Reference Number: 4479678

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

See our Tuition Fees page for further information. 

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year abroad. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee website. 

There will be extra costs related to items such as your travel and accommodation during your year abroad, which will vary depending on location. 

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

Course Reference Number: 4479678
Course Reference Number: 4479678
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
T701
Entry Requirements
BBB or ABC
Duration (years)
3
Explore the United States through its culture and history, and understand its influence and impact in the 21st century. You’ll get to grips with all aspects of the American way of life, from its prolific artistic output to landmark historical events and political decisions that shaped the nation. You’ll also be able to apply to spend a semester abroad, enhancing your understanding and immersing yourself in another country’s culture. Studying the world’s most significant superpower at this fascinating moment in time is more essential now than ever. Our BA American Studies is ranked 3rd for American Studies by 'The Guardian 2022' and 6th by 'The Complete University Guide 2022'.
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