American Studies tops the league tables


American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham has been ranked first in all three major league tables: the Times and Sunday Times, the Complete University Guide and Guardian.

This fantastic achievement is 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.

We pride ourselves on delivering a rich student experience with 100% 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 join 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.”

This top-ranking achievement in all three 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.