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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

    Description

    BA American (United States) Studies is for all those with enthusiasm, passion and intellectual curiosity about all things American. At Essex, we offer you an opportunity to understand some of the diverse and paradoxical aspects of the US through interdisciplinary studies. Your third year of study is spent at an American university so you can explore and become immersed in American culture. The US - perhaps more than any other society - lends itself to interdisciplinary study; its literature and film are connected to its politics, its cultures are linked to its histories. Contemporary social issues, such as the struggles for racial justice, can only be understood by reference to the legacies of slavery and the civil rights movement. The crisis over environmental protection of the wilderness of the Far West can only be understood by looking at the history of Westward movement, manifest destiny, and issues of Native American histories and rights. These are the kinds of issues you will be looking at in detail at Essex, and much more...

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Our courses are characterised by choice and flexibility. Studying at Essex is about discovering yourself, so your course combines compulsory ('core') and optional modules to ensure you gain key knowledge in the discipline while having as much freedom as possible to explore your own interests. Our modules change from year to year in response to new developments and innovation, but our module directory can show you which modules are available to our current students.

    Example structure

    Because of our interdisciplinary approach, many of our courses offer a wide selection of available modules, often including options from departments other than your own. Your course content will therefore depend on your own unique interests, but the structure below gives an example of what’s available to you.

    Year 1

    • The Enlightenment
    • Introduction to US - Literature
    • Introduction to US – History
    • Introduction to US - Politics
    • Introduction to US – Sociology
    • Death, God and the Meaning of Life

    Year 2

    • American Studies 2nd year Seminar
    • Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action
    • Doing Research for a BA Dissertation
    • United States Literature since 1850
    • The Special Relationship? Anglo-American Relations 1850-2005

    Year 3

    Year abroad at a university in the United States

    Year 4

    • American Society: Ethnic Encounters in the Making of the USA
    • The Imagined South
    • The American Presidency
    • Final Year Dissertation

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    A-levels: ABB-BBB, including A-level subjects which require demonstration of essay writing skills
    GCSE English: C
    IB: 32-30 points (we consider IB certificates at the Higher level on a case-by-case basis)
    Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above) or achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 45 level three credits at merit (or above).
    English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.
    We accept a wide range of other qualifications from applicants studying in the UK, EU and other countries. For further details about the qualifications that we accept, please e-mail us with information about the high school qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
    We welcome applications from mature students, students interested in direct entry to the second year and students wishing to defer entry.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.

    Funding

    For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/funding.

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