Why Study American Studies

American Studies at Swansea is the leading centre in Wales for the study of the United States. Our members of staff are involved in collaborative research projects with several Universities across the United States, Asia and Europe.

Faculty have written and edited books on film, literature, popular culture, politics, philosophy and history and the quality of our research feeds right into our teaching. We are committed to deliver a truly exciting teaching programme which is intellectually wide-ranging, stimulating and demanding.

Visiting Faculty from the United States teach modules to undergraduate students and speakers from all around the world take part in the American Studies Research Seminar programme. American Studies students enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere at Swansea, all students have a personal adviser and the staff/student committee regularly organises academic and social events. 

Our graduates have entered careers such as global marketing and advertising, international and national recruitment, international business, law and finance, art, design and culture, teaching English as a foreign language, sport, heritage and tourism, defence and foreign affairs, media, government, diplomatic corps and humanitarian organisations. 

Many continue to Postgraduate study and a career in Academia.

Our Staff and Research

What Our Students Say!

What our Students Say!

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

Find Us on Campus

College Office
Keir Hardie Building
(Building 4 on the Campus Plan)


Our Programmes

Please contact Professor Roland Axtmann for information on MA by Research, M.Phil and PhD

Student Experience


Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to for American Studies students to gain skills that last a lifetime. All of our students have a personal tutor who they meet regularly to talk about academic issues or problems.  Follow our American Studies Society on Twitter and have a look at our What Our Students Say webpage to find out more about the course and study abroad. Also have a look at our student video.

USA Partners

USA Partners

There are many educational and experiential advantages to studying abroad. Your studies will benefit from a deeper engagement with a different culture.  In addition, you will develop interpersonal and transferable skills which will aid you in your future career.  Please check with your department for eligibility and general information about your options and visit the Study Abroad website for more information.

Have a look at the full list of USA Partners.

Contact Us

The College Office
College of Arts and Humanities
Keir Hardie Building
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea, SA2 8PP
Wales, UK. 


Telephone - contact +44 (0)1792 602394

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