American Studies and Sociology
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 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.
You'll study the behaviour of people in groups and of the relationship between these groups. This balance of studying major issues of concern for society and linking this to different concepts and theories, allows you to develop important skills personally and socially.
We use a wide range of teaching methods to make the subject alive and to help you achieve your full potential from lectures and seminars to film and video. You'll be assessed in different ways so that you have a chance to show your individual strengths and abilities. You'll also be supported throughout your studies by our teaching team who are experienced, approachable and easily contacted.
UCAS code: TL73
Start date: 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.