American Studies Admissions

Applications for full-time undergraduate study are processed through UCAS using the relevant course codes. Our standard entry offer requirements are 300 UCAS points, which will change to an equivalent 120 in the new system.

Though we look favourably upon relevant A-Level subjects including English Literature, History, Film Studies and Government and Politics, we recognise that there is no A-Level in American Studies. Hence please note that any A-Level subject has potential for having value to us and will be carefully considered (including General Studies, Sociology, and even Sciences in some cases). We simply require that you demonstrate a keen reasoning for, or interest in, studying the social, political, and cultural dynamics of the United States.

Although American Studies has a regular intake of well-qualified post A-Level students, we welcome applicants from an IB (International Baccalaureate) background as well as mature students and international students who may have a wide range of other qualifications such as BTECs and Access to Higher Education. Please do contact us (details below) for further information on entry requirements for different qualifications.

To help you make your decision, we do encourage you to attend one of our open days during the fall semester.

Should you choose to put us down as one of your UCAS choices, we then encourage you to attend one of our applicant days during the spring semester to help finalise your decision. You will receive an invitation to an applicant day from our admissions officer nearer the time.

Both open days and applicant days offer you a chance to meet staff and students and secure a more in-depth idea of what American Studies entails. This includes information about course content, the skills developed, and the exciting year abroad. These days also provide an opportunity to explore the campus, including the incredible multi-million pound redevelopment of our Brynmor Jones Library.

For more information about postgraduate admissions and study, please see our postgraduate pages.

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