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BA History and American Studies

BA History and American Studies

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
  • Scholarships No
  • Start date Jan-2000
Our degree programme in History and American Studies is an interdisciplinary course, and it allows students to examine the history of the United States from colonization through to the present-day. The course trains students in the methods of American Studies and the skills of historical scholarship, as well as gives them access to the full-range of history modules, from the medieval to the modern periods, and from the histories of Britain to those of Europe, Africa, and Asia and the wider world. The course is taught by one of the largest concentrations of US historians in the UK, and our areas of specialization range widely from the European colonization of the Caribbean in the seventeenth century, through to the development of US racialized slavery, America's Cold War strategy, and the history of US sport in the late twentieth century, and includes political, intellectual, social, and cultural historians. Students on the course acquire advanced historical skills, such as those of analysis, debate, and argument, and acquire an appreciation of the historiographical debates that have shaped American and world history. These skills are refined further through the study of a wide corpus of materials that includes musical scores, diplomatic memoranda, and political cartoons, and through the composition of essays and a final-year dissertation. By working with this variety of materials, and in these ways, students come to develop a richer appreciation for the nature of their sources, and a much sharper set of critical faculties. Students on this programme are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities for study abroad, especially with our partner institutions in North America and Europe. These opportunities are offered competitively to students in their second year, and allow them to spend between one semester and the entire year at one of our partner institutions in the United States or Canada. A full list of our North American partners can be found here: Further information about our European partners universities can be found here:
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