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Undergraduate courses

American Studies and War Studies

Delve into the nature of culture and war

Discover our American Studies and War Studies courses here, or apply now to start your course in 2024.

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Discover the global impact of politics, culture and war. Focus on American history and study through the lenses of literature, film, philosophy, and more.

Studying American Studies and War Studies can lead to career paths including historical research, journalism, heritage and tourism, the Civil Service, international aid, and more.


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American Studies and War Studies BA (Hons)

Both American Studies and War Studies are diverse, interdisciplinary subjects. They allow you to investigate broad topics through many different perspectives and academic disciplines. Throughout your course you will consider either the nature of war...

American Studies seminar

American Studies and Film Studies BA (Hons)

Investigate American society through its history, literature, politics, popular culture, and especially it’s film. Study many different film genres through the lens of American culture and question how cinema reflects the social and political...

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History and American Studies BA (Hons)

American Studies is a varied academic subject which takes in literature, popular culture, politics, film and much more. Through this Joint Honours degree you will gain a deep understanding of America’s history, alongside a wider appreciation of...

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War Studies and History BA (Hons)

This Joint Honours degree combines War Studies with History to give you a deep insight into the nature of war. Explore how wars have been fought through the ages, and the wider social, cultural and political implications of conflict. Study war...

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