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    Just finished my AS (ACCC- A in history, C's in Politics, Media and English lit- getting politics remarked as I find the result dubious) and was wondering which course to go for. American studies has politics in it, but as I'm interested in US history/politics over other aspects of american studies, should I stick to just politics? I was thinking about applying for both, but my personal statement couldnt cover them both without being overly general. Thanks!
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    It might sound obvious but READ the different course descriptions for each course and each University carefully. No two Politics or American Studies courses will be exactly the same. Make sure it actually covers the stuff you are interested in.

    So read the detailed info about optional units/modules etc for ALL of the three years of the course - if this isn't on the Uni website, email the Dept and ask for it, they wont mind.

    Bear in mind that some 'good' Unis wont offer American Studies as a named course but will offer a History or Politics course with a Year Abroad option (Manchester for instance).
 
 
 
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