University of Derby

Politics (Joint Honours) University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate


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Politics (Joint Honours)

Conventional ways of studying politics are given a modern twist at Derby. You will get right to the heart of issues that matter and see how politics reaches into everyday life. A Joint Honours degree featuring politics sets you apart as a critically minded 21st century citizen, with skills that are invaluable for many careers.

Two subjects, one degree

A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying Politics Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine Politics Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with Politics in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.

Why choose this course?

Politics Joint Honours challenges you to think differently. From the complexities of Brexit to non-Western political systems like China, we explore major shifts in world affairs and see how the influence of politics stretches far beyond elections and traditional parties.

Is this course for you?

Joint Honours enables you to study two subjects as one degree, broadening your skill set and keeping your options open.

How you will learn

We encourage you to pursue your own intellectual interests, including an independent study on a theme of your choice. You will replicate working in a political environment by producing reports, briefing notes, blogs, speeches and electoral communications.

Opportunities and experiences

Real-world experiences include placement activities with organisations like political parties, trade unions, think tanks and lobbying groups as well as opportunities to visit the European Parliament and United Nations.

Careers and employability

Skills such as research and analysis, plus in-depth understanding of government policy, the public sector and current affairs, are vital in many professions. As a Politics Joint Honours graduate, you will stand out as flexible, versatile and highly organised.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Analytics
  • Architectural Design
  • Biology
  • Business Enterprise
  • Business Management
  • Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance & Movement Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • English Language
  • Film & Television
  • Geology
  • Global Development
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Law
  • Media Studies
  • Photography
  • Popular Music in Society
  • Popular Music Production
  • Property Development
  • Publishing
  • Sociology
  • Sport & Exercise Studies
  • Theatre
  • Zoology

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code J1PO
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 128 points For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. 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. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer
Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma or equivalent L3 qualifications including any specific subjects for your chosen combination. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,045 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

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