American Studies is top of the tables

This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of our first-class multi-disciplinary approach to teaching American and Canadian Studies. We allow our students the freedom to combine history, literature, politics and culture across a variety of topics, such as American film, modern American fiction, the workings of Washington, the War on Terror and the legacies of slavery.

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We pride ourselves on delivering a rich student experience with 95% overall satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey, exciting Year Abroad opportunities and a strong research profile. We also offer students the opportunity to develop skills in media production using our state-of-the-art editing suite and they can a variety of media societies, such as Redbrick, our weekly full-colour student newspaper, Burn FM, our student radio station, and Guild TV.

Grace Gibbs, a student on our BA American and Canadian Studies course, has enjoyed her student experience:

“I chose American and Canadian Studies [at Birmingham] as I wanted to expand my learning and try something different by choosing a multidisciplinary degree. My favourite module so far has been American History 1890-1945 because the lectures were interesting and diverse, and the seminars were very engaging.”

We hope this top-ranking achievement in two of the most prestigious UK league tables shows our commitment to providing students with the best possible learning environment to ensure their success, both academically and in their future careers.