American Studies and International Relations & Diplomacy

What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects. You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

American Studies

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.

International Relations and Diplomacy

Offering fascinating perspectives on current affairs and international events as they affect people around the world, this course will help you to become a better-informed global citizen.

You will study key international relations themes such as advocacy, democracy, human rights, social policy and international security in the context of global conflict, peace and international law. At the same time, you will develop valuable vocational and transferable skills which will equip you to work with international organisations in a wide variety of settings.

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UCAS code: TL72

Start date: September

Course length: full time: three years, part time: four - six years

Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus

Fees and finance

2015/16 Fees

This is a classroom based course.

UK/EU students

  • Full time: £8,500 (each year)
  • £1,060 per module (you usually take the equivalent of 18 single modules)

International students

  • 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.

Key Information Sets

Full time

Part time

Where will I study?

Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus