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Undergraduate Degrees

We teach an American styleLiberal Arts curriculumand all our undergraduate degree programmes take four years. Typically, our students have 15 contact hours each week. Upon graduation, our students receive both a UK and US degree, which opens a wide range of opportunities.

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We offer a small, lively and international community at our campus in Chiswick Park, west London. Our engaging and supportive faculty encourage students to explore what interests them personally, student wellbeing is our priority. The high standards of teaching and academic support at the University have been recognised in the 2023 results where 95 per cent of ż final-year students said that teaching staff supported their learning well.

Accounting and finance are more than crunching numbers. A role in either industry will prove both satisfying and challenging and also require strategic thinking.

This BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance programme is your opportunity to gain a major step towards a globally recognised accounting qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants.

As the only American University in the UK, ż has an authenticity which few can match when it comes to American Studies.

Our programme, which is based on the American liberal arts system of learning, aims to develop an understanding of the United States of America from an international perspective.

The programme enables students to take courses in American history, politics and foreign policy alongside courses on film, literature, popular music, globalisation and contemporary popular culture.

What was the first form of art? What can we learn through art and visual culture? How can art have an impact on your life?

This is your opportunity to explore both the history of art and more recent ideas of the visual – extending the analysis of visual forms from the historical right through to areas of contemporary practice.

In the process, you will develop critical analysis skills which are both essential in today’s job market and will provide personal enlightenment.

Big data is big business. As technology continues to grow, digital business and data analytics are increasingly hot topics in business.

With this programme, through highly topical subjects such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to excel in a range of business settings, studying both the latest academic research and industry trends in this dynamic field. By the time you graduate, you will be able to influence and make informed, data-driven business decisions, gaining highly versatile skills which are relevant for any industry.

Are you ready to unlock your entrepreneurial spirit and make your business dreams a reality? This exciting degree is designed to equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to run your own business from inception to implementation.

Beginning with the principles of Business Management, you’ll consider how finance, socio-economic factors, politics, geography, language and culture all influence business.

Companies that put people first get ahead. It’s increasingly important for businesses to recruit and retain the right workforce so that they can succeed in a competitive, global economy.

With this programme you will gain the fundamental business skills and knowledge to help you succeed in any business environment, whilst developing your people management skills. In the process, this will open many possible career routes from being an expert in employment law to a specialist in workplace training and development.

Are you interested in making an impact in the business world? Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in management in an increasingly global business environment with this programme which will take you from new student to future business leader.

The journey begins from day one. As finance, socio-economic factors, politics, geography, language and culture all influence business, you’ll begin the programme with an exploration of how these can help shape business strategy within an international marketplace.

From “Wassup!” to “Just do it” the most successful ads have a way of ingraining themselves in your memory.

Remember the #icebucketchallenge? This viral sensation has to be one the most successful PR campaigns ever, achieving global online awareness and raising millions for the ALS Association.

If you would like to create campaigns like these and more, this programme will give you the practical know how and equip you for a successful career in either industry, advertising or Public Relations.

True or false? How much is fake news influencing our lives already? Who can we trust as conspiracy theories collide on social media with false claims about both COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests? What will be happening in media in 10 years’ time?

Whatever the platform, media is at the centre of our daily experience and the ways in which we communicate with each other.

This programme will introduce you to a range of theories and research exploring the role of the media in society. You will also learn practical skills to equip you for an exciting career in media, including radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations, branding, marketing and more, learning from experienced industry professionals and leading academics.

Ever wondered how Amazon uses artificial intelligence to ship things before you even think about buying? Or how Uber has harnessed data analytics to become the world’s biggest taxi company? If you are fascinated by questions like these and more, our BSc (Hons) in Computer Science is the perfect degree for you.

This programme will provide you with a strong foundation in the critical areas of computer science, with core modules in such areas as programming, cyber security and artificial intelligence, while also giving you the opportunity to tailor the degree to your own strengths, interests and career aspirations through specialised electives covering areas like data mining, human-computer interaction and games technology.

Would you like to gain the skills to succeed in a digital world? Social media and digital communication have become fundamental to the work and lives of people across the world; revolutionising politics, culture, society, and business.

Our new BA (Hons) Digital Communication and Social Media programme gives you the practical skills and indispensable knowledge you need to become part of this thriving industry.

Combined with a strong theoretical spine, this highly flexible programme is transferable for any workplace or career, whether you wish to build your own brand, aspire to work for a large organisation in a digital role, or envisage doing further study.

Do you have the ideas and vision to spot market opportunities, predict the next big thing and develop digital marketing strategies which enable brands to capture both attention and market share? Then take the opportunity to study BA (Hons) Digital Marketing at ż.

It’s the perfect time to take this programme as digital marketing professionals are needed now more than ever to lead innovative organisations, from start-ups to global corporations.

Economics is about a different way of thinking and looking at the world. You can rely on the lens of economics to explain almost anything about your environment.

This broad-ranging BA (Hons) Economics degree offers formal and rigorous training in economic theory and offers many examples of their real-world applications, providing you with excellent career prospects and invaluable skills for life.

Would you like to become part of the exciting and ever-changing world of fashion and land your dream job in the industry?

Our BA (Hons) in Fashion Management and Marketing will help you do just that, providing you with the latest insights from the fashion industry and retail businesses. This programme also allows students to gain a strong knowledge and expertise within other fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and operations applied to fashion management.

Films can open doors to new worlds, new cultures, new ideas and a new career.

Take a major step into the world of film by studying this vibrant, multi-disciplinary programme which incorporates the historical, critical and theoretical aspects of film, including television and new media.

Our love of truly great movies and photography is as strong as ever, thanks to such filmmaker icons as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Kathryn Bigelow, and legendary photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams.

If you have always had a passion for film and photography, here is your chance to develop it even further with a BA which will both challenge and inspire you.

With a strong focus on practical experience, you will have the freedom to develop your own ideas and approach to film and photography, great preparation for an exciting career in the creative and cultural industries.

The strategic use of finance is key to the success of every business.

Enhance your career options with this programme which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of industries, including banking, corporate finance, fund management, wealth management, international finance, and a host of other areas.

Are you interested in looking at international history as much more than a sequence of events?

Learn how the past has shaped the present with this exciting programme which explores international history from ancient to contemporary times. Based in the historic and vibrant city of London, you’ll have access to some of the world’s top museums and collections.

The topic of International Relations is never far from the news headlines as the world grows more interconnected through trade and migration, the internet and social media.

Blend the fields of politics, economics, history and law with our BA (Hons) in International Relations as you explore our ever-changing political landscape.

Looking for an International Sports Management degree with a difference? Achieve a US and UK degree and combine your passion for soccer with a BA in International Sports Management which will give you a head start on and off the pitch for a career in the sports and leisure industries. Join our highly qualified, internationally renowned team at Leeds-based ż International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA) for your coaching training and all of your studies.

Do you live and breathe football? Then join our new BA (Hons) International Sports Management with Women’s Football. Women’s soccer has seen a huge surge in popularity throughout the world in the last few years, both from a player and supporter perspective.

Built on the 12 years’ experience of the highly successful team at Leeds-based ż International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA), this programme will give you a head start on and off the pitch for a career in the sports and leisure industries.

It also provides you with a great unique selling point. It is the only University where you can achieve a US and UK degree, combining your passion for soccer with a BA (Hons) in International Sports Management. This programme is open to both men and women student-athletes. See our Men’s Football programme for more details.

Constant political change and upheaval dominate our lives today. Go behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global politics, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this BA.

Whether it’s doing postgraduate study or working in government, international organisations, NGOs, business, social enterprises, finance, law, or the media, the choice will be yours.

A highly popular programme which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our BA (Hons) degree in Psychology will enable you to explore the fascinating world of human behaviour.

Learn about memory, language, creativity, personality, social interaction and brain processes and the reasons for psychological differences between people. Gain a thorough understanding of both the theory and practical application of psychology, as our programme prepares you for a professional career in psychology or any number of career opportunities.

Minors

Pursuing a minor alongside a major can significantly enhance a student’s academic and professional profile. At ż, students can choose from 24 diverse minors, allowing them to tailor their education to their interests and career goals. This flexibility broadens their knowledge base and enables them to develop a unique combination of skills. For instance, a political science major student might opt for a minor in communications, enhancing their ability to convey complex ideas effectively. Such combinations make graduates more versatile and attractive to employers, as they bring a broader perspective and a more diverse skill set to their professional roles.

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The Liberal Arts

Liberal arts. What does it mean? Why choose a university with a liberal arts approach? What difference does it make to students?

Liberal arts education has been around for thousands of years, since the time of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who considered a liberal arts education necessary for a human being to be free.

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Want to study and train?

Sport Ed Ex combines the provision of performance coaching and playing pathways in Rugby and Cricket for aspiring athletes (men and women) aged 18 and over with the opportunity to study at ż American University London, offering students the unique opportunity to study a wide variety of dual accredited (US/UK) undergraduate degree courses.

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RIASA London

RIASA London combines the provision of performance coaching and playing pathways in Football for aspiring athletes (men and women) aged 18 and over with the opportunity to study at ż American University London, offering students the unique opportunity to study a wide variety of dual accredited (US/UK) undergraduate degree courses.

What our students think

“My experience was radically different from my classmates. I lived an hour away, I worked three jobs and completed two internships all while in the program. Mostly I made friends with people in my community rather than at school.

My experience was far from typical, even gruelling at times. But I walked away having lived the best version of studying abroad and becoming the best version of myself–growing as a person, as a student, as a critical thinker and a writer. I loved ż and owe so much to this experience.”

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Antoinette AlbaArt History and Visual Culture (MA)

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