Taught course

American Studies

University of East Anglia · School of Art, Media and American Studies (AMA)

Entry requirements

Degree Subject - All subject areas considered

Degree Classification - Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent.

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Months of entry


Course content

UEA has been a pioneering centre of American Studies for over 50 years. We are one of the most well established and highly regarded departments in the UK, with a long heritage of researching and teaching all aspects of life and culture in the United States. We continue to be at the forefront of the field today.

American Studies allows you to understand the United States from literary, cultural, and historical perspectives. On this course, you’ll study landmark historical events, novels, films, comic books, photographs and paintings. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of key moments and debates that have animated the history and culture of the United States.

You’ll discover the events and forces that have shaped the modern-day United States, deepening your understanding of how the country influences the cultural, political and economic lives of its own peoples and the world.

You’ll explore the subject through a mixture of seminar classes and academic tutorials. You’ll engage in debate and creative discussion, while choosing your own specialist pathway though the subject.

If your background is in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary American studies, we can support you as you continue to specialise in this vibrant field and find exciting new areas to pursue.

If you’re a graduate of literature or history, or another discipline, we’ll not only provide a place to explore the United States in depth but offer new theoretical and conceptual perspectives that can enliven your existing learning.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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