Students taking the ‘American Studies with a Semester in North America’ programme do a three year degree, spending the first term of their final year in the US or Canada at one of our partner institutions. The credits taken during that semester are then transferred back to Canterbury Christ Church University to count towards the degree overall.
Students taking a 'with a year in North America ' programme do a four year degree, spending their third year in the US or Canada at one of our partner institutions. This year is non-credit bearing, so does not count to the degree overall, but students will graduate with "with a Year in North America" on their transcript.
Students are encouraged to take modules in North America that they would not be able to take at Canterbury Christ Church University, and therefore will develop their understanding of their degree subject.