Applying to Leicester

Typical Offer

CourseTitleDurationTypical Offer
T701 American Studies with a year in the USA 4 years ABB in A Levels
T700 American Studies 3 years BBB in A Levels
QT37 English and American Studies 3 or 4 years ABB in A Levels
including English
VT17 History and American Studies 3 or 4 years ABB in A Levels

A2/AS Levels

BA American Studies

For American Studies no particular subjects are required, although English and/or History provide an excellent foundation.

BA English and American Studies

For English and American Studies an A Level in English (ie English literature or English Language or English Literature and Language) is required.

BA History and American Studies

For History and American Studies we prefer History at A Level but this is not a prerequisite.

Number of A-Levels

Successful applicants usually have three A Levels, but candidates with two A levels will be considered, as will those with alternative qualifications; two AS levels are accepted in place of a third A level,

General Studies

General Studies is accepted as one of the three A Levels.

Key Skills

Key Skills are welcomed in addition and may be included in any offer.

Overseas Qualifications

We welcome students from overseas and will consider applications from students offering international qualifications such as the International or European Baccalaureate.

Mature Students

We welcome applications from mature students and those who do not have A Levels can submit details of alternative qualifications.

Selection Procedure

Candidates are selected on the basis of the information on the UCAS form and are not normally interviewed. Those to whom we make an offer are invited to visit the University for a day to meet the staff and students and see the facilities available.  Offer-holders should follow the link below to book a place on one of the American Studies Visit Days:

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

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Centre for American Studies
0116 252 5009

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Centre for American Studies
University of Leicester
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University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

T: 0116 252 2587

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