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American Studies is a broad-based interdisciplinary degree scheme, which is among the most challenging choices for students interested in the liberal arts and social sciences.
Swansea is the leading centre for American Studies in Wales. You can study American Studies as a Single Honours Degree or a Joint Honours Degree with other subjects. Single and Joint Honours Degrees include a four year degree with a year studying abroad in the USA. You can also study a three-year degree with a semester abroad or study for three years at Swansea University. Our students enjoy studying in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This is sustained not only by a system of personal advisers but also the energy of the students through a staff/student committee and student society. Visit the website to listen to our staff and student videos, information on the year abroad and module information.
Amy Tindale, American Studies Graduate says:
"The American Studies course at Swansea is broad but I felt that this allowed me to select modules to suit my needs and interest, more so than in any other department, and thus I was able to excel because I could study the topics I felt truly passionate about. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the US and worked as a researcher for a professor and spent some time working on a local political campaign. I also enjoyed the breadth and flexibility of the American Studies course in that I covered history, politics and literature in the first two years before focussing on politics in my final year through the modules I selected and my dissertation. I now work as a Research Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates one of the top four executive search firms globally. We are a NY headquartered company and quite “American” in terms of our culture which I easily understand after studying American Studies and experiencing a year abroad in the USA."
We welcome all enquiries and applications. Our preferred offer for Single and Joint Honours is BBC at A-level (excluding General Studies) or equivalent. However, offers are made on review of the application form, after taking into consideration the subjects studied, the predicted grades, reference and personal statement. Candidates pursuing Scottish Highers, the Irish Leaving Certificate, Access courses, the International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate or Welsh Baccalaureate qualifications, are also eligible.
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