Studying American Studies and Politics involves exploring the culture, history and politics of the United States, the most influential country in the world, alongside British and European politics, public policy, political theory and philosophy. It addresses some of the most pressing issues in our contemporary world, including globalization and the struggles for racial justice.
Our BA degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
You will have the chance to study American history, literature, politics and culture, stretching from colonization to the present, and a range of politics topics from ancient philosophy and rhetoric to war and warfare in the modern world.
You can shape the degree to your own interests, whether in US popular culture and political protest or political theory and international peace and conflict. You also have the chance to study for a year or a semester in the United States, discovering the subject first hand.