This course provides you with the opportunity to study the literature, history, politics, music, visual arts and popular culture (notably film and television) of the United States and Canada. The analytical and research skills you develop will help you to gain in-depth knowledge of major literary theories, political ideas and historical debates as they relate to a North American context. If your degree includes a year abroad (T704 students), this will give you greater insights into North American society and culture, and you will also prove you are resourceful, independent and can adapt to new situations.
Among the major intellectual benefits of this degree will be your ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate evidence across a wide variety of materials. You will also gain additional research, written and oral communication and presentational skills. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 93.3% of first-degree graduates in the department who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £19,857 with the highest being £28,000.