Student Views

The following comments were collected from final year students who graduated at the University of Leicester with a BA in American Studies.

Comments on the most enjoyable aspects of American Studies

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  • The range of final year options and the flexibility of the degree.
  • The opportunity to specialise in the last two years.
  • The year abroad - an incredible experience.
  • The degree provides for in-depth analysis of films and documentaries.
  • The chance to study American popular culture.

Comments on the most rewarding aspects of American Studies

  • The emphasis on individual research and development of students' ideas.
  • The wide range of focus on all aspects of American Studies.
  • The chance to gain an extensive knowledge of the USA.
  • The opportunity to travel in America and Canada.
  • Studying films that otherwise students would not see.

Comments on the most challenging aspects of American Studies

  • Researching the dissertation - but this is also the most rewarding.
  • Trying to excel in all areas of the degree.
  • Taking the interdisciplinary modules on The West and The City.
  • Constantly trying to improve on essay marks.
  • Working on group projects.

Further comments

Further student views about our degree courses and the year abroad can be found on the following pages:

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