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An International Education,
A London Location,
A Global Future

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Flexible Start Dates

With the opportunity to start your
course in the Autumn (Fall) or the Spring

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British and international internships

Richmond offers all students the opportunity to take an internship

Richmond The American University in London

Academic Requirements

We accept qualifications from around the world

BA Degree in American Studies

Programme Overview
As the UK’s only American Studies programme based in an American Liberal Arts university, Richmond’s BA in American Studies aims to develop an understanding of the United States of America from an international perspective. The programme enables students to take courses in American history, politics and foreign policy alongside courses on film, literature, popular music, globalisation and contemporary popular culture – sharing courses with students majoring in International Relations, Politics, History, Communications, Journalism and other disciplines. Students studying American Studies will have the opportunity to benefit from the numerous exchange possibilities with universities and colleges in the United States and Canada.

Emily Kimber

I study on this programme

Studying for a BA in American Studies at Richmond University was the best decision I made in the last three years (better than the time I said yes to eating an oven baked tarantula, lightly salted).

The classes at Richmond are small – in terms of student numbers, but also dimensionally – and all the better for it. Class discussions are the perfect setting to explore the subject and extract sordid details.

Class contact hours are numerous and the work load is high but time spent with our tutors is extensive which I know, having done the first year of my degree at a British University, is an exceptional quality unique to Richmond University.

With quite a broad subject, taking the degree in the direction I want to is routinely encouraged, as is free thinking and the development of my ideas.

If you want a challenge and to develop an incredible understanding in your field, Richmond American International University in London is the place to go, despite its lengthy title which I may have just got wrong.

Emily KimberBA degree in American Studies (with optional study in the USA)

Faculty who teach on this programme:

BA Degree in American Studies is currently validated by The Open University.

You could study this programme as a minor instead, alongside a different major:

Entry Requirements

Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:

  • A Level*: BBC
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate*: 28
  • BTEC National Diploma*: DMM
  • ABMA Diplomas and Certificates*
  • SAT: 1700
  • ACT composite: 24
  • French Baccalaureate*: 12 Assez bien
  • Abitur (Germany)*: 2.5 – 2.7
  • Esame di Stato (Italy)*: Overall average of 70 or above

University English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
  • To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
  • UK Border Agency Language Requirements
  • Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
  • The UKBA has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2. IELTS and Pearson equivalents are shown below.
  • IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
    Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
  • For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Home Office links:
    Home Office – English Language
    Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2

How to Apply

How do I Apply?

UCAS
If you want to apply to other UK Universities at the same time

The Common Application
If you want to apply to other US (and some UK) Universities at the same time

Direct Application
If you just want to apply to Richmond

Scholarships

Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarships

Duration: FT– 4 years (including one year at QCF Level 3)


UCAS Course Code: T700


  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • Minor
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • Student Finance England (SFE) loans are available

Tuition Fees: 2016/17 entry per annum, students from:

UK/EU

£9000

US

$36,000

Rest of the World

£14,500

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