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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

Available on request (2019/20)

Course level



Joint Honours

Start date



Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

What is Joint Honours?

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.

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Course description

Please note this course is no longer accepting applications for 2018 entry.

During this course you'll explore a range of subjects and get back into the swing of studying again.

As well as improving your language and numeracy skills you'll develop your confidence in writing essays and reports, undertaking research, analysing numbers, doing presentations, managing your time and working as part of a team.

Throughout this course you'll be able to use the library, which has a large collection of books and journals, as well as different areas for group work and individual study. There is also plenty of IT equipment for use.

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Worried your exams haven't gone to plan or changed your mind about where you want to study? Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)1332 592019 to secure your place for 2019.

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What you will study

You can study Foundation Programme as a joint subject. This will determine how many modules you’ll study at each stage. Please check your other subject to ensure it is possible to create your chosen combination.


You'll study these subjects:

You'll then choose a total of three further subjects from:

*In order to study Chemistry, Computing, Physics or Maths at level 3, you MUST already hold GCSE Maths at C4 or above.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Find out more about Foundation Programme

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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How you will learn

You'll be taught through lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions.

How you will be assessed

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways, including presentations, reports, essays and case studies.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need to demonstrate a commitment and ability to study at this level, and take a literacy test before we can offer you a place. GCSE Maths and English are preferred for entry to the course but level 2 English and Maths can be studied alongside your course. If you undertake L3 Chemistry, Computing, Maths or Physics as part of your course you are required to have achieved GCSE Maths Grade C (4) or above prior to you starting your studies.

The course is not appropriate for students who wish to study at other universities, or who wish to progress onto specialist degrees such as Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Education (QTS) or programmes which use selection methods such as interviews, portfolios or assessment days.

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*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees


£9,250 per year



Available on request


How to apply

UK/EU students

If you're interested in this course you'll need to attend an Information Event.

At the event, you’ll be able to find out everything about the course, find out about fees and finance and get careers advice.

Once you have attended an Information Event you will need to apply via the following ways:

  • Full-time students applying in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Guidance for EU students post-Brexit

International students

Full-time students applying in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree


You'll be able to move on to a Joint Honours degree once you've successfully completed the Foundation Programme or choose from many other degrees that the University offers.

Contact us

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If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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† Additional information about your studies

1 year on the foundation programme, and a further 3 years on your chosen degree.

You will typically study your two subjects equally at stage one, before choosing whether you want to major in one subject at stages two and three.

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.