American Studies and Politics with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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UCAS CODE TL72
COURSE OVERVIEWStudying American Studies and Politics involves exploring the culture, history and politics of the most influential country in the world, alongside British and European politics, public policy, political theory and philosophy.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 ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

American Studies
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
14th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
32nd
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
10th

Start date and duration

Start date
SEP-22
Full Time
4 Years

American and Australasian Studies

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 90 = 10% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

American and Australasian Studies graduate salary at this uni
£17,000
UK American and Australasian Studies graduate salary
£18,000

Politics

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Politics graduate salary at this uni
£19,000
UK Politics graduate salary
£21,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, June 2021

Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Politics

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
History
65%
Government & Politics
48%
English Literature
25%
Religious Studies & Theology
18%
Geography
16%

American and Australasian Studies

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Latest American Studies reviews

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emma
12 Feb 20

American Studies and History with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

absolutely loving it so far. no pressure but still pushed to do my best and have been interested in all the topics...
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Rhys
07 Jan 20

American Studies BA (Hons)

So far my uni experience has been amazing and in comparison to my college experience it is a massive step up in...

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How American Studies students rated:

Student rating ( 4.7) 43 reviews

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4 star 19%
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Student rating ( 4.5) 4,501 reviews

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Swansea University
CompUniGuide ranking
32nd
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.5)
Swansea University is renowned for its excellence in research, teaching reputation and delightful seafront location. Established in 1920, the university has been a provider of quality education for 100 years and was awarded University of the Year by Whatuni in 2019. The university comprises seven academic colleges distributed across two campuses, and offers a huge range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree options, as well as opportunities for research positions and studying abroad. The university has two campuses in Swansea. The Singleton Park campus enjoys a stunning beachfront location and is surrounded by leafy parkland, which is perfect for sports, recreation and socialising. The Bay campus, also located next to the beach, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and has fantastic business partnership links.

Where you'll study

Swansea University

Singleton Park Swansea
SA2 8PP United Kingdom Nearest train station: Swansea  1.2 miles away

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