Joint Honours Welcome Week 23-27 September 2019

Your first week with us will be the time when you find out about the University and about studying Joint Honours. You'll meet academic and support staff who'll be important to you during your study and you'll start to find your way around the University so that you will be ready for the start of teaching on Monday 30 September.

You should have already received a letter and a timeline for the first few weeks, along with a hard copy of the induction events happening for your two subjects. If you've not received your letter, don't worry. We can send you another copy by email - contact

We've asked you to keep checking back on this website because it's where we'll publish room information for your two subject inductions.

You may see compulsory sessions that are the same repeated for each of your subjects, eg a College Welcome or Library Tour. These will have some similar content but are contextualised for the College of both your subjects. It's useful for you to attend both, but you do have a choice. We need you to attend at least one of them.

To help you find your way around, our room numbers always start with their locations. For example, E616 is on the 6th Floor of East Tower.

  • E is East Tower, Kedleston Road
  • B is B Block, Kedleston Road
  • T is T Block, Kedleston Road
  • N is North Tower, Kedleston Road
  • K is the Kirtley Building, Kedleston Road
  • OL1 and OL2 are on the balcony above the shops in the Atrium at Kedleston Road
  • Heap Lecture Theatre is down the corridor from Blends Coffee Shop in the Atrium at Kedleston Road
  • MS is our Markeaton Street site
  • OFGS (One Friar Gate Square) is our Law building in the city centre
  • BM is our Britannia Mill site
  • Theatre is our Derby Theatre city-centre site in the INTU shopping centre

If you need to travel between sites, there's a regular free shuttle bus (the Number 4) and there are Unibuses to and from the University which will take you into the city centre free of charge if you show your student ID card.

Before Welcome Week you can contact us at or on +44 (0)1332 591066.

During Welcome Week we will have a stand in the Atrium where you can talk to current Joint Honours students and ask any questions.

We will also have Joint Honours Academic Advisers available from 12-2pm in room N105. They'll be there each week day from Monday 23 September to Friday 4 October. There's no need to book an appointment, you can just drop in to see them.

Our courses are split between 5 Colleges:

  • Arts, Humanities and Education
  • Business Law and Social Sciences 
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Health and Social Care 
  • Life and Natural Sciences

Your Joint Honours subjects will be part of a College. You may be studying subjects within the same College, or you may be studying subjects which are in 2 Colleges. Here's a handy list of which Colleges each of the Joint Honours subjects belong to.

Accounting - Business, Law and Social Sciences

American Studies - Arts, Humanities and Education

Analytics - Engineering and Technology

Architectural Design - Engineering and Technology

Biology - Life and Natural Sciences

Business Enterprise - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Business Management - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Creative & Professional Writing - Arts, Humanities and Education

Child and Family Health and Wellbeing - Health and Social Care

Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices - Health and Social Care

Criminology - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Dance and Movement Studies - Health and Social Care

Early Childhood Studies - Arts, Humanities and Education

Economics - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Education Studies - Arts, Humanities and Education

English - Arts, Humanities and Education

English Language - Arts, Humanities and Education

Film and Television Studies - Arts, Humanities and Education

Geography - Life and Natural Sciences

Geology - Life and Natural Sciences

Global Development - Life and Natural Sciences

History - Arts, Humanities and Education

Human Resource Management - Business, Law and Social Sciences

International Relations and Diplomacy - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Journalism - Arts, Humanities and Education

Law - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Marketing - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Mathematics - Engineering and Technology

Media Studies - Arts, Humanities and Education

Photography - Arts, Humanities and Education

Politics - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Popular Music Performance - Arts, Humanities and Education

Popular Music in Society - Arts, Humanities and Education

Property Development - Engineering and Technology

Psychology - Life and Natural Sciences

Publishing - Arts, Humanities and Education

Sociology - Business, Law and Social Sciences

Sport and Exercise Studies - Life and Natural Sciences

Theatre - Arts, Humanities and Education

Zoology - Life and Natural Sciences

To prepare you for your first year of study, we've created a snapshot of some of the key activities that will happen over your first year.

View activities timeline

Look up your induction timetable

Use the drop down menus below to get your timetable of events for each of your subjects over induction week. It's easy! Choose one of your subject titles from one drop down list, then the other subject title from the other and your induction timetable for both subjects will be shown below.