Why Study American Studies

Swansea University is the leading centre in Wales for the study of the United States. American Studies is located in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies and we offer four year degrees (third year abroad) or three year degrees (optional semester abroad). Our students enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere and all have a personal tutor. You can study American history, politics, literature, culture, and  film. Visiting Faculty from the US contribute to delivering an exciting teaching programme which is intellectually stimulating and demanding.  The American Studies student society regularly organises academic and social events. 

Our Graduates


Graduates work in advertising, media, marketing, recruitment, business, teaching and the public sector. Find out more .....

Our Programmes

Please contact Dr. David Anderson for information on MA by Research, M.Phil and PhD


Members of staff in American Studies are involved in a number of Research Groups including:

Swansea University Library has a large collection of books relating to the American Civil War, The Milne Collection.

Political and Cultural Studies Research Expertise

What Our Students Say!

What our Students Say!

Our students talk about their study experience .....

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