University of Derby Joint Honours

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University of Derby Joint Honours

University of Derby Joint Honours, A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one undergraduate degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

Why should I study Joint Honours?

  • You’re passionate about two courses and wish to study both
  • 70% of graduate jobs don’t specify a degree subject so these skills, combined with your subject knowledge, will enable you to apply for a broader range of jobs when you finish
  • Put yourself ahead in the job market
  • Develop skills such as time-management, initiative, flexibility and adaptability
  • Keep your options open after university
  • 77% of Joint Honours students achieve a 2:1 or First Class Honours

What subjects can I combine?

You can combine any two subjects from the lists below, as long as they’re in different zones. E.g. Biology and Law.

Zone 1

Education Studies







Zone 2

American Studies


Business Enterprise

Business Management

Child and Family Health and Wellbeing

Creative and Professional Writing


Dance and Movement Studies

Media Studies



Zone 3


Architectural Design

Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices



English Language

Film and Television Studies


Global Development

Human Resource Management


Popular Music in Society*

Popular Music Production

Social Policy*

Zone 4


Early Childhood Studies

Environmental Hazards


International Relations and Diplomacy


Property Development


Sport and Exercise Studies

Television Production*

Theatre Studies

*These courses are subject to approval and will begin in September 2017

How does it work?

There are two ways to combine the subjects in your degree:

  • Joint – study two subjects equally. Study 60 credits (usually three modules) from each subject each year
  • Major-Minor – After stage 1 you can choose to specialise (major) in one subject. This would mean that in stages 2 and 3 you’ll study 80 credits (usually four modules) from your major subject, and 40 credits (usually two modules) from your second subject.

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