We are the first department of American Studies in the UK, offering degrees in the subject for almost 70 years.

The American Studies programme at the University of Manchester is the oldest in the United Kingdom and among the most distinguished.

Our courses and research range from the colonial era to current events, and encompass a diverse number of topics, including Hollywood film, hip-hop culture, the changing nature of work and leisure, and the idea of revolution in American culture.

We benefit from our close connections with our colleagues in English Literature and Creative Writing, which are led by some of the most adventurous poets, novelists, and science-fiction writers in the UK.