Department of American and Canadian Studies

Undergraduate study

You hear their news, watch their films and listen to their music - now go beneath the surface and explore the real North America.

Come and study the history, politics, literature and culture of this powerhouse of world affairs. No experience necessary!

Explore our degrees

Concentrate on American and Canadian Studies


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.

Natalie Shortall, 2018 graduate

Read Natalie's profile

What is American and Canadian Studies?

Join Calvin our student vlogger as he interviews staff and students to explore our four main themes.

Close up of cover of Historical Atlas of Canada


Close up of poster promoting America as Reagan Country


Close up of cover of programme for Hamilton musical


Close up of cover of New Yorker magazine from 1959



What do our students think?

Current and former students tell you what studying American and Canadian Studies has done for them.

Meet our students


Live what you study

Experience culture shock and have lots of fun with a year at a North American university.

Options to study abroad

Headshot photo of Steph Lewthwaite, Associate Professor in American History

Whether you’re into popular culture, social movements, political activism, or rights and social justice, all of those things are absolutely vital to American studies.

Dr Stephanie Lewthwaite, Associate Professor in American History

Steph's one of our lecturers who researches visual culture


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Department of American and Canadian Studies

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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