American Studies

Discover our undergraduate courses and PhD degrees in American Studies.

Since the early 1960s, students have undertaken BA American Studies degrees at Sussex; by studying American history, politics, literature and culture, you’ll better understand the world we live in today.

Our research interests are broad and our teaching reflects this diversity. You’ll have the opportunity to study what inspires you most.

A year studying at a university in North America will build your confidence and expand your intellectual horizons. Our prestigious partner institutions include universities such as UC Berkeley and Georgetown.

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Meet Victoria

Victoria Gill, American Studies (with a study abroad year) BA, was interested in how class and race are represented in society. After a year spent studying in Los Angeles, Victoria returned to Sussex and set up the University’s first fashion magazine, Fabrik, with the motto ‘reclaim, redefine, empower’.

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