American and Canadian Studies is one of the most respected centres of its kind in the world, consistently rated highly in the UK teaching and research rankings.
Our multidisciplinary approach, along with the possibility of living and studying or working in the US or Canada on some of our programmes, is highly appealing to potential employers.
Our four-year programme allows you to study at a North American university for one year, while some students on our Single Honours four-year programme can secure an internship to gain work experience in North America. Our programmes are flexibly designed to allow you to specialise increasingly as you progress year on year, and feature a final-year dissertation allowing you to carry out in-depth, individually supervised topics of your choice.
We are part of the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, where you will find a wide range of dynamic courses, exciting opportunities, first-class facilities and a commitment to excellence in teaching. The School offers an intellectually challenging and stimulating environment for your undergraduate studies, ensuring that you are a fully supported and active learner.
Our American and Canadian Studies undergraduate degree courses
This multidisciplinary degree explores the dynamic characteristics of North America and Canada.
You will get the chance to explore and inter-relate history, literature, politics and culture. The variety of topics include analysing [more...]
This multidisciplinary degree explores the dynamic characteristics of North America and Canada and gives you the opportunity to explore and inter-relate history, literature, politics and culture.
At the University of Birmingham, the variety of [more...]
Joint honours combinations
Please note, our Joint Honours programmes have been discontinued from 2018 entry. Applicants considering 2018 entry may be interested in our three year (UCAS code T790) and four year (with year abroad – UCAS code T700) programmes.
Undergraduate open day talks
Dr Nathan Cardon delivers an undergraduate open day talk on American and Canadian Studies.
Exchange programmes and internships
If you have any further enquiries you are welcome to contact:
Dr Rona Cran
Admissions Tutor for American and Canadian Studies
Tel: +44 (0)121-41-5740
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