Studying American Studies and English Literature involves exploring the culture, history and politics of the most influential country in the world, alongside many aspects of English literature and creative writing.
Our three-year 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 presidency of Donald Trump, and a range of English literature topics from gothic and genre fiction to creative writing.
YOUR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND AMERICAN STUDIES EXPERIENCE
We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your American Studies and English Literature degree to your own interests.
Topics include American film, music, race, gender, migration and urbanization, social, economic and military history, terrorism, or civil rights and political protest; gothic and genre fiction, renaissance literature, national and global literatures, modernity and contemporary writing, 19th century literature, creative writing and professional writing.
Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.
You will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and both the American Studies Student Society and the English Student Society organise a range of social and cultural events.
ENGLISH LITERATURE AND AMERICAN STUDIES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Events management