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  • Objectives
    Our degrees offer an exciting multidisciplinary approach to the United States. Introduced to the history, literature, visual culture and politics of America in the early part of the degrees, later on you will be able to specialise in the areas you find most rewarding.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements * A/AS Levels: Three A levels usually required, two AS levels considered in place of one A Level. General Studies is accepted. * GCSE: No specific requirements. * Access to HE: Pass, with at least the requisite credits at level 3. * European Baccalaureate: Pass with 65% overall. * International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 32 points. * BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma with DMM. * Leicestershire Progression Accord: T700: 250-310 points plus full Accord credits. T701: 270-330 points plus full Accord credits. * Other Qualifications: Other national and international qualifications welcomed. * Mature students welcomed: Alternative qualifications considered. * Second Year Entry: Possible for those with advanced qualifications strictly comparable with our degree structure. * Interviews not normally required. * All applicants receiving an offer will be invited to visit the Centre. * These degrees are not available on a part-time basis.
  • Academic Title
    BA History and American Studies
  • Course description
    BA History and American Studies


    First Year

        * American History 1763–1865
        * Introduction to US Politics
        * Modern History Core Course
        * American History 1865–Present
        * The American West
        * People and Places

    Second year

        * Ethnicity & Diversity in American Life
        * American Foreign Policy
        * History thematic module on non-US history
        * The American City
        * American History optional module
        * Historical Research Methods for those taking a final year History dissertation or a History option concentrating on non-US history

    Final year

        * Four optional modules in History and American Studies
        * Final-year dissertation on a topic of your choice in History or American Studies

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