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American Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

University of Derby


Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you are fascinated by American culture, history and society, this degree is ideal for you. American Studies is a stimulating, topical and challenging course which prepares you for success in a wide range of careers.**TWO SUBJECTS, ONE DEGREE:** A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying American Studies Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine American Studies Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. **Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with American Studies in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.**- Explore historical, socio-political and cultural themes, building your awareness of key debates relating to race and ethnicity, identity and power- Take part of your degree at one of our partner universities in Europe or North America where you can immerse yourself in an exciting new life and enhance your employability- Examine key aspects of American history, politics, literature, art, film, television and music through exciting modules covering everything from 9/11 to civil rights, Hollywood to hip-hop- Develop your intellectual flexibility, confidence and critical skills by engaging with a broad range of subjects: this degree is truly interdisciplinary- Learn from a highly experienced team of engaging and inspiring subject experts who have produced important books in the field- Broaden your skills and knowledge by combining American Studies with another subject, opening up an even wider range of career paths- Impress a prospective employer: an American Studies graduate is typically adaptable, insightful and culturally aware, with refined communication and negotiation skills‌- This course is ranked in the UK Top 10 for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide Subject Tables.The political, economic and cultural power of the USA affects us all. This course will give you the fullest possible understanding of the different ways in which the American nation defines and represents itself to the world.**A modern emphasis**Our focus is on the USA from the 19th Century onwards. As you explore cultural, historical and socio-political themes and issues, you will be challenged to think deeply - both within and across disciplines and genres - about America’s pervasiveness and influence. In the early stages of the course, you will receive a good grounding in the subject and then progress to modules on more specific themes. And, as you grow in confidence, there is plenty of opportunity for independent project work.**Study abroad**You can choose to spend the second part of your second year in Europe or North America, experiencing a different academic culture, acquiring a new set of skills and deepening your global perspectives. You can study at one of our partner universities including:- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis- Eastern Michigan University- Keene State College, New Hampshire- Longwood University, Virginia.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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Entry requirements

Guide UCAS points

112 UCAS points

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University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

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