- TUITION FEES UK – £9,250 / EU & INT – £14,750 / US – $38,000
- SCHOLARSHIPS Find out more >
- DURATION 4 Years (Full-time) / 4 Years with Foundation inc additional semester (Full-time)
- START DATES September & January
- LOCATION Richmond Hill Campus
- ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
UCAS CODES: 4 YEARS – T700
NEW: 4 YEARS WITH FOUNDATION – RF02
John F. Kennedy. The Vietnam War. Hollywood. The US presidential election. There is no place on earth like the USA.
If you are fascinated by the United States of America and want to learn more about its culture, history, and politics, explore our BA in American Studies. At Richmond, you can graduate with two degrees, one from the US, one from the UK, creating more opportunities for you on both sides of the Atlantic and internationally.
Top reasons to study this programme:
- Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts
- Develop a broad understanding of American Studies, touching on areas such as International Relations, Political Science, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Communications and Art & Design
- Combine American Studies as your major with a minor in a subject of your choice, which could be Film, Communication, Marketing or Political Science, opening up more opportunities when you graduate
- Opportunity to study alongside American and international students creates lively discussions and brings American Studies alive
- Build expertise in the changing relationships between North America and South America
- Specialise in specific aspects of politics, history, and culture in the Americas, including US politics and foreign policy, the ‘Pink Tide’ in Latin America, and the study of film, music, theatre, art and design
- Study abroad in the USA, Canada or Latin America through Richmond’s partner programmes
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Alice and Ashleigh are both American Studies BA (Hons) students but, as you will hear, both took very different pathways within our liberal arts structure.
“Recent history has demonstrated the importance of studying the American Presidency. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of the historical development of presidential power and the role of precedent through discussing presidential case studies right put to the present day.
Students also enrich their understanding of American history through focusing on the actions of the occupant of what has become the most powerful office in the world, intertwining their historical debates with current affairs and ongoing controversies, leaving the classroom confident to engage in informed debate.”
– Dr. Laura Smith, Adjunct Assistant Professor & Presidential Historian
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 wanted 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.
The reason I chose Richmond’s BA programme in American Studies was because I wanted to gain a broad understanding of American politics and culture, and it was important for me to study in a genuinely American environment, which is provided at Richmond.
As we study so many different topics we can choose any minor, I’m doing Political Science which I think will be really helpful for my career options.