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.
Employers see the benefits of employing graduates with an interdisciplinary study background. Possessing an adaptable approach and a wide skill set is appealing to employers and puts you ahead in the job market. You will graduate with developed skills such as the ability to adapt, prioritise and organise your work.
Learning from two different subject tutors gives you a valuable, all round learning experience and the opportunity to absorb industry-focused expertise.
If you are studying full-time, each year you will cover six chosen modules from your two subject areas.
If you are studying part-time, each year you could study up to four modules. The Joint Honours Programme Leader will discuss and agree with you how many modules you can study depending on the hours you can commit to.
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.
What can I combine?
You can combine over 40 different subjects - most combinations are possible. The subjects you choose don't necessarily have to be related although they do have to be on the same campus.
Below is a list of subjects you can study as a Joint Honours degree; you may combine any two subjects as long as they are in different zones:
Joint Honours programmes at the Derby Campus
|Zone 1||Zone 2||Zone 3||Zone 4|
|Education Studies||American Studies||Architectural Design||Accounting|
|Film and TV Studies||Applied Criminology||English||Early Childhood Studies|
|Marketing||Business Management||Human Resources Management||History|
|Mathematics||Creative Writing||Information Technology||International Relations & Global Development|
|Psychology||Dance & Movement Studies||Law||Professional Writing|
|Media Studies||Popular Music Production||Property Development|
|Zoology||Third World Development||Sociology|
|Sports & Exercise Studies Theatre Studies|
In addition to all the support available for every student at the University of Derby, you will also have access to support staff dedicated to the Joint Honours Scheme. The team consists of three academic counsellors, three faculty-based counsellors, and we also have a dedicated Student Liaison Officer who is able to support on all aspects of life at university.
For more information or if you have any questions regarding our Joint Honours degrees, please contact Sarah Byrne by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org