American studies

Learn in a department with one of the largest groups of experts dedicated to american studies in the UK. Browse our american studies modules below. If you're unsure what to study, follow our top tips for how to choose a module.

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Browse our modules

You can see our full list of american studies modules below.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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Follow our top tips for choosing your modules. You can also find out about our teaching structure, assessment process and how your credits transfer back to your home institution.

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Which school will I study in?

You'll study in the Sussex Centre for American Studies which is part of the School of Media, Arts and Humanities.

Our expert academic staff have published award-winning books and articles in the United States and Europe on the history, literature, and culture of the Americas.

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