Joint Honours at Derby

Joint Honours at Derby. Two subjects, one degree Personalise your degree and strengthen your prospects by combining two subjects you’re passionate about.

Two subjects, one degree

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.

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

What subjects can I combine?

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones. E.g. Education Studies and History.

Zone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4
Education Studies American Studies Analytics Accounting
Film and TV Studies Biology Architectural Design Early Childhood Studies
Geography Business Management Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices* Environmental Hazards
Journalism Creative Writing English
History
Marketing Criminology Geology
International Relations and Diplomacy*
Mathematics Dance and Movement Studies Human Resource Management
Property Development
Politics* Media Studies Law
Sociology
Psychology Zoology Popular Music Production
Sport and Exercise Studies
     Third World Development Theatre Studies

* starting in 2016 subject to approval 

How does it work?

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

  • Joint - study two subjects equally (each year, study three modules from each subject)
  • Major-Minor – specialise in one subject (with up to 5 modules each year) and minor with the remaining module(s) from your second chosen subject.

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