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Course summary

Combining Business Management and English brings together the best of the business world with an analytical and creative approach to literature. You’ll study modules covering perspective-altering theories across identity, culture and society, as well as learn about global organisations, management and operations. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE Boost your employability Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate. Study fascinating subjects Business and English will give you a range of transferable skills to succeed and open a range of career paths upon graduating. We aim to broaden your understanding of literature and culture, while equipping you with skills and knowledge that make businesses function, to help you to fulfil your goals. We provide opportunities to study the work of writers from Europe, America, Africa, the Caribbean and Canada as well as developing your knowledge of organisations, their management and the global environments in which they operate. Professionally accredited The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, meaning it meets the CMI’s high standards and priorities. Students receive this accreditation if they pass the Business Management modules in their first year and select and pass required modules in their second year. Tailor your degree With a range of optional modules across Business Management and English (such as logistics, human resource management, marketing, and various themes and theories in literature like crime, fantasy, gender and society) you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your area of interest and your career goals. Industry experience You can choose to take a placement year between years two and three of your degree, which would super-charge your employability and improve your prospects after graduation. We can help you to find a placement and provide support throughout your year away. If that's not for you, you can choose to complete internships during the summer breaks instead. HOW YOU’LL LEARN: You’ll be taught through several learning and teaching methods, such as formal lectures, which will at times include expert speakers, and seminars. Seminars can be tutor-led or student-led and can include critical analysis of reading, presentations, group work, debates and general problem solving, interaction with real businesses, case study analysis, computer lab work, practical analysis and formative assessment.

  • Tutorials: one-to-one sessions with a tutor to discuss the development of assignments
  • Formal lectures
  • Work projects
  • Self-directed study
YOUR CAREER: You’ll graduate with a range of transferrable skills in areas such as research, analysis, interpretation, argument, expression and communication. All of these skills are transferable to a wide range of careers, and both Business and English graduates are consequently very well-qualified to engage with the world around them, and to find success within it. Our links with major employers in the area offer the students opportunities to network, build contacts and develop their confidence which adds to their employability. Students are encouraged to gain work experience through the Derby Internship Programme and offered networking opportunities at the many events through the year such as the recruitment fair, Network of Entrepreneurs, and Business Showcase. Roles graduates could move onto include:
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Press and PR
  • Media
  • Broadcasting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sales
  • Project Management
STUDY OPTIONS: On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test (SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

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Business Management and English at University of Derby - UCAS