The BA Transatlantic Studies is a broad degree, with a wide variety of subjects, from international politics to the social and cultural structures of our world.
Based in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the course will draw on a range of perspectives and disciplines, allowing you to choose from a variety of modules, making a flexible programme that can be designed to suit your interests.
You can choose to study modules from politics – national and international – literature, history, philosophy, film and media, as well as religious studies.
You will also be able to immerse yourself in the specific languages associated with the Transatlantic corridor, particularly Spanish and French, and investigating the unique cultures of these regions, for example Hispanic or Caribbean studies.
And you can take a year abroad, and either study or work at a location suitable for your language learning and your career aspirations.
The degree is available either as a three year or four-year programme. If studied over four years, your third year is normally spent abroad in one of the countries of the Transatlantic corridor. You could take a work placement, a study placement, or spend a year learning a language in the region. This will enhance your cultural and regional knowledge and where appropriate your language skills, allowing you to improve your confidence and engage critically with debates about Transatlantic issues.
Full-time: 3 years; Part-time: 5-6 years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
In the first year all students take modules in British and American Politics as well as economic theory. If you choose a route with a language you also take introductory modules in your target language and its culture. You can also take options in: literature, culture, film, media, history, international relations and politics, as well as social theory and also elect to a module from, for example business studies, advertising and marketing and you can even pick up another language, for example, Korean.
In the second and also in either year three or four depending on your route, you continue with the core study of Transatlantic relations in an international context as well as your language route (if you have taken that option). You also continue to enjoy access to a range of optional modules from the subjects listed above and in addition you can take options in security, policing and policy making. You can also specialise in the literature and culture of the Black Atlantic, supported by UCLan’s Institute for Black Atlantic research.
In the third year (of a four-year programme), you choose to study or work abroad (subject to Visa requirements).
In the final year (either year three or four depending on your route) you also take a dissertation module which can be tailored to suit your career progression as well as your passions.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.