American Studies (Literature) BA (Hons)

University of Kent

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( 4.1) 1615 reviews


Course info

UCAS CODE T700
Discover America – its past, present and what its future may hold. Study its history, examine its politics and discuss the influence of American culture. If the 20th century was ‘the American century’, what will America bring to the 21st?This four-year American Studies degree programme specialises in American literature and allows you to spend a year at a U.S. university, deepening your subject knowledge by studying America first-hand. American Studies at Kent is an interdisciplinary subject,... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

English
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
66th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
44th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
26th

Start date and duration

Start date
SEP-20
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, 2018

2:1 or above
2:1 or above
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Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Employment rate
Employment rate
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Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

After 6 months
American and Australasian Studies graduate salary at this uni
£20,000
UK American and Australasian Studies graduate salary
£20,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, May 2019

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

American and Australasian Studies

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
History
75%
English Literature
55%
Religious Studies & Theology
21%
Government & Politics
21%
Psychology
15%

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Latest Americas: Literature reviews

Americas: Literature
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kieran
10 Dec 18

English Literature BA (Hons)

very good experience, approachable lecturers/staff and lots of...
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Connor
10 Dec 18

English Literature BA (Hons)

Good experience, lots of learning so...

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3 star 19%
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University of Kent
CompUniGuide ranking
44th
Student rating
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( 4.1)
The University of Kent is a leading research-intensive university. It has two main campuses in Canterbury and Medway, a part-time study centre in Tonbridge and postgraduate centres in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. There are many opportunities to study, work and travel across Europe, and many of the programmes offer dual UK and European qualifications. Kent is consistently ranked as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK, they achieved the 4th highest score for overall satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey. Kent’s academics produce world-leading research and lead the way in many fields of study. They were ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework which confirmed their position as one of the UK's leading research universities.

Where you'll study

University of Kent

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,
Darwin Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NZ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Canterbury West  0.6 miles away

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