Department of American and Canadian Studies

Our students

From module choices, to staff support, to spending a year abroad, past and current students share their experiences of American and Canadian Studies.

Current students


Liberty Jones – fourth-year American and Canadian Literature, History and Culture student

Liberty Jones

I love the course so much because its everything that I enjoy. And it’s so current as well. You’re doing something that’s happening as you’re studying it. 

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Vlog: How I chose my optional modules

Vlog: My Year Abroad in Alabama


Our graduates


Aodhbha Bassani – Postgraduate law conversion

BA American and Canadian Literature History and Culture (international study) graduate, 2020 


I had never ever planned to do law! After I wrote my dissertation, I really wanted to be in a job that could help asylum seekers and refugees, particularly women and children.

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Elliot Haines – Head of SEO at Hallam 


BA Film and Television Studies and American Studies graduate, 2016 


I saw 'Film and Television Studies' as part of a joint honours degree and thought it sounded quite interesting. It was one of the degrees that had the most flexibility. I looked at all the modules and thought 'I could easily pick three years of fun, interesting modules from this'.
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Natalie Shortall – Constituency Caseworker for Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

BA American and Canadian Literature History and Culture (international study) graduate, 2018


That ability to form your own path, so you don’t have to home in on your main interests too soon, was really important. You got to explore so many different options.

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Department of American and Canadian Studies

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