American Studies at Leicester


Employers are attracted to students graduating with an American Studies degree because of the rigorous training in handling a range of information and in making creative links between distinct areas of thought.

American Studies career paths

The range of careers that American Studies students have entered and for which the degree prepares you include: 

  • Armed services
  • Education (schools, tertiary colleges, universities, teaching English as a foreign language)
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media (film and radio)
  • Publishing
  • Social services

95% of our graduates gain employment within a short time of graduating. 

Further study

Some students decide to do a year of further training after their degree. Some take courses to qualify in a particular profession like law or accountancy, while others take a vocational Masters course in journalism or publishing, complete a teaching qualification, or undertake an academic Masters course to specialise in a particular area of study. 

Help with choosing your future career

The growth of the global market means that many jobs in the public and private sectors have an international and often transatlantic dimension. Employers are looking for independence, creativity, maturity, and a broad cultural outlook - all of which we encourage and nurture over the course of this degree.

All of our team are very happy to discuss employment and further training options, and the University's Careers and Employability Service has a wealth of material helping you choose what to do after your degree.

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