American Studies and History
What is Joint Honours?
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American Studies will help you deepen your understanding and knowledge of the culture, history and society of the USA while providing a range of skills crucial to success, both in university and in the world of work. We'll create a friendly and supportive academic culture in which our enthusiasm, knowledge and active involvement with the subject as teachers and researchers foster an awareness of various issues - such as ethnicity, identity, class, gender, representation and power - that are relevant to both the study of America and your own wider experience of life.
This course is not just intellectually challenging and politically relevant, it's also entertaining, inspiring and moving. We want you to have more skills and abilities than those traditionally associated with history graduates. So as well as developing your academic skills, you'll learn how to apply your historical knowledge to different roles.
As part of this course, you'll have the chance to do fieldwork at a range of locations from rural country houses to industrial Manchester. You'll visit a variety of museums, art galleries, heritage sites and towns, so you can explore the practical and intellectual applications of history.
UCAS code: TV71
Start date: January, September
Course length: full time: three years, part time: four to six years
Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus
This is a classroom based course.
- Full time: £8,500 (each year)
- £1,060 per module (you usually take the equivalent of 18 single modules)
- Full time: £10,900
These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2015 and August 2016. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change. Costs can increase each year.