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University Joint Honours Programme


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Why choose just one subject?

Why choose just one subject? Life’s about variety; about having the chance to enjoy a range of experiences and broaden your horizons. So why focus on one single subject when you can learn so much more? A Joint Honours course gives you the flexibility of building your own degree by combining two of our highly rated subjects together. Not only does this create a vibrant learning experience, but it will also widen your knowledge and open up unique career opportunities.

You may want to combine business with law or a language, or computing with mathematics. In fact with 19 different subjects to mix and match, there are lots of study combinations for you to choose from. Over the next few pages you can discover our portfolio of courses and some of the exciting opportunities to enhance your employability through work experience or by studying abroad. With a Joint Honours degree at the University of Hertfordshire, you create the course that will shape your brilliant future.

The benefits of studying a Joint Honours degree • Broaden your knowledge, develop unique skills and enhance your career opportunities. • Choose subjects and modules to match your interests and aspirations. • Be inspired by passionate, expert academic tutors. • Benefit from modules that are underpinned by internationally recognised research.

• Spend a year working in industry to increase your employability, or study overseas and experience life in a different culture. • Join successful alumni who are working in a huge range of professions and industries around the globe.


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Our Mission / Student Charter

Student Charter

Our Mission An innovative and enterprising university, challenging individuals and organisations to excel Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice Chancellor.

Our Student Charter is designed to guide you through your time at the University of Hertfordshire to ensure you make the most of your experience.Putting students at the heart of what we do is central to our approach and providing you with support during your time at Hertfordshire is our key priority. We aim to help our students to develop the attributes and skills they need to fulfil their potential and our Student Charter has an important role to play. On behalf of our University, I give my full support to the commitments set out in this document, and encourage you to do the same.I wish you every success in your studies and a great student experience here at the University of Hertfordshire.

Our commitment to you

• To provide you with a first rate education and do everything we can to make you highly employable • To work in partnership with all students and the Students’ Union, to help you get the most out of your university experience

Erika Masefield, UHSU President.

Your commitment to us • To act professionally

• To be student focused in everything that we do and to represent and support you throughout your time at university

• To make full use of the facilities on offer at the University

• To act as your independent voice both on and off campus and to be accountable to you

• To act as a representative of the University on and off campus

• To listen and respond to your needs and actively seek your views on how we can continuously improve university life

• To respect the places in which you live and study, as well as the local environment and community around you

• To behave as ‘one community’ – made up not just of staff and students but local residents, businesses and community groups

• To provide feedback to staff on teaching and ask for help when you need it

• To provide flexible learning, using different technologies, to allow you to study in different ways and balance your other commitments to work and family • To be entrepreneurial in our approach and open to doing things differently

Your Students’ Union’s commitment to you

• To actively participate in your studies so you get the best education you can and make the most of your student experience

• To respect you, behave professionally, act collaboratively and be approachable

• To provide you with support for personal development – not just academic - so you get the most out of your experience

The University of Hertfordshire Students’ Union is dedicated to making our students’ time at University as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. With our state-ofthe-art-venue, The Forum Hertfordshire, and an assortment of activities ranging from nearly 100 different societies to free, student-led training, we offer nearly something for everyone. We run free services for students, including an Advice and Support Centre, a Lettings agency, a Job Centre and many more. Fundamentally, we exist to represent the needs of our diverse student population, which we do through Student Reps, Sabbaticals, other elected officers and Student Council. We feel the Student Charter is a great way for the University of Hertfordshire, the UHSU and students to work together to make sure you are getting the most out of your time here as possible.

• To consider supporting the local community with the help of the University • To respect and communicate with your student representatives

• To help you reach your full potential by providing services that meet your needs, work alongside your degree, and make a real impact on your employability • To provide activities that enhance your time at university and that are safe, diverse, challenging…and fun • To operate in a responsible way – we are a registered charity, and every penny we earn goes straight back into paying for services that benefit you • To seek out and listen to your feedback, respond to your needs, and celebrate your successes


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Graduate Attributes

Graduate Attributes

The University is committed to providing a culturally enriched and research-informed educational experience that will transform the lives of its students. Our aspiration is for graduates who have developed the knowledge, skills and attributes to equip them for life in a complex and rapidly changing world.

• Professionalism, employability and enterprise

In addition to their subject expertise and proficiency, the University’s graduates will have the following attributes:

• Social responsibility

• Learning and research skills • Intellectual depth, breadth and adaptability • Respect for others

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Five Great Reasons to Study with us


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Five Great Reasons to Study with us

Location Matters

Love Learning, Your Way

Supporting You Healthy Body all the Way and Mind

The University is based in a lively, safe modern campus in the town of Hatfield, renowned for its association with the aerospace industry. Whether you’re looking for a night out, something new to wear or fancy a bit of culture, you’ll find plenty to do in and around Hatfield and nearby St Albans to keep you busy in between lectures.

We know that everyone likes to study in a different way and at different times, so our learning resources are available twentyfour hours a day, seven days a week. So whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, you can access information and use them day or night.

You may feel a bit homesick, or overwhelmed, or just unwell. But whatever challenges come your way, believe us when we say you’re not alone. We’re always here to help. From financial advice to confidential counselling, we provide all kinds of support and advice. We’ll give you a full guide to our support services when you start, which includes information about our Health Centre, Day Nursery, Chaplaincy and religious groups, Counselling Centre, Disability Services and Equality and Diversity.

For those who want more options London is calling! In Less than half an hour you can find yourself in the middle of one of the world’s biggest, most vibrant cities - London. For more information visit: go.herts.ac.uk/placestogo

You’ll probably be asked to present your work in a variety of ways, and our brilliant equipment and facilities mean you can have some fun at the same time. There’s everything from hightech science labs to video studios and editing suites.In fact we’re always investing in new technology that reflects what you can expect to use in your chosen profession. You’ll also find university computers and Wi-Fi access throughout so you can tap into the internet, use software or find a wide range of online journals and other resources. Don’t forget there’s plenty of support to help you get on, such as learning resources clinics and assistive technology for those with a disability. Find out more: go.herts.ac.uk/learning

To find out more call: +44(0)1707 284451

Boasting some of the finest university sports and fitness facilities in the country, our £15m Sports Village really is a brilliant place to work up a sweat. Our indoor facilities were included in London 2012’s PreGames Training Camp Guide for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and we’ve hosted Olympic sports teams from countries as far afield as China to the British Virgin Islands. At the Sports Village, you’ll find all kind of classes, activities and state-of-the-art sports and training facilities and services. The University of Hertfordshire Athletic Union is there too, and offers qualified coaching and inter-university competition through twenty-seven sports clubs. Through our Active Students programme you’ll find more than forty sports activities a week, free to you at both campuses.

A Forum for Fun Undoubtedly the most popular place on campus is the Forum Hertfordshire. The University’s stunning £38m entertainment venue has only been open a couple of years, but has already earned an impressive reputation for great gigs, classic club nights and stylish socialising. Find out more: forumhertfordshire.co.uk

Find out more: go.herts.ac.uk/sportsvillage

How do I Apply? Ready to apply? That’s great. If you’re a UK/EU student applying for any full-time undergraduate degree course with us, you’ll need to submit your application online at ucas.com Don’t forget to use the University of Hertfordshire institution code, HERTS H36.


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All You Need for an Amazing Career / Study Abroad

All You Need for an Amazing Career

Study Abroad: Opening up a World of Possibilities

We’re here to help you get a job. Not just any job, but a career that excites and interests you, that offers new challenges and deserved rewards. But more than ever before, graduates need to get noticed. Which is why our courses are shaped to help you stand out.

As more and more employers look for graduates with international experience and good linguistic skills we encourage you to spend part of your course studying or working abroad. You will not only have an amazing time, you will also pick up valuable skills and experience which today’s businesses really value.

The Right Connections We are the UK’s leading business-facing university and were the winners of the Times Higher Education’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010. We have long-standing links with businesses, industry, the public sector and professional organisations, and these feed into our courses, adding to the student experience and successful employment prospects. Boosting Business Skills Our courses are cleverly designed to boost the skills employers are looking for – even if you don’t realise it. The University Joint Honours programme works closely with experienced business people to plan our teaching programme. So whatever you’re learning about, you’ll be doing it in a way that makes you an even bigger asset to potential employees. Placements that add Real Value Every year, many of our students are on placement with organisations gaining valuable work experience, giving them a real advantage in the graduate job market.

The Careers and Placements Service Wherever you’re heading next, this is the place to start. Our Careers and Placements Service can provide help and advice on everything from gaining work experience and taking a placement year, through to undertaking further study or securing a graduate job. They’re based on both campuses and run a vibrant programme of events including regularly hosting networking opportunities with employers. Find out more: go.herts.ac.uk/careers-and-recruitment

Our graduates have gone on to work for: • Hammick’s Publishers • The British Library • Trestle Theatre • Hendon College • The Welwyn and Hatfield Times • Hertfordshire Education Authority • The National Gallery • The Ministry of Justice • Pearson Educational Publishing • Essex Education Authority • Korean Embassy

Most of our students have the opportunity to spend time studying at one of our many partner universities overseas. It is an adventure you’ll never forget, boosting your confidence, increasing your independence, introducing you to new people and giving you a fresh perspective on the world.

Where can I go? All sorts of places. We have partnerships with universities in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, China, Korea and Japan, south-east Asia, and Australia. We are also part of the EU Erasmus programme, which gives you the chance to live, study and work in around twenty European countries. Do I need to speak the language? Not necessarily. You can study in English at many of our partner universities in non-English speaking countries, learning the local language alongside as a bonus. Being surrounded by native speakers will help you improve quickly and get even more out of your international experience. Find out more: go.herts.ac.uk/international

What will it cost? Whatever year you study abroad, you pay no fees to the partner university, and if you take a Third Year placement, you’ll pay no tuition fees to us either. Grants and scholarships are also available, including scholarships from Santander Bank.

The study abroad year has the potential to challenge your previously held convictions, transform your character and formulate you into an individual rich in culture and tradition. In my case, that potential was realised. Hashi Mohamed, BA (Hons) Law with French

Want to know more? Visit go.herts.ac.uk/careers


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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home For lots of people, one of the best things about university is the chance to live independently.

So where will you live? Many First Year students choose halls of residence - they’re conveniently located and they’re a great way to mingle and meet people. But there are other options available and whichever you choose we’ll support you all the way.

All About Halls Halls of residence are run by the University. They are spread over both campuses, with some off- campus options too. You don’t have to live on the campus where you’re studying, so the choice is all yours. While places in halls are obviously limited, we’re very good at finding rooms for applicants, especially First Year students. To give yourself the best chance of securing a place, apply before the A level results are out and accept your course offer before 31st August. College Lane Campus This campus has modern, comfortable and well-equipped halls with single study bedrooms, fully fitted kitchens with food lockers and shared bathrooms. There are also plenty of houses and self-contained flats for six to eight students, plus a number of twin rooms. All rooms have University network connections. de Havilland Campus This campus offers self-contained flats for around eleven students. The single bedrooms are all en-suite, with fridges and network connections. Shared kitchens are all fitted out with the latest appliances. Accommodation is available at Ridgeview Lodge in nearby London Colney. University-managed Homes The University leases and manages a number of privately owned properties in Hatfield. Flats or houses typically accommodate four students but may be larger or smaller, and we allocate places just as we do for halls. If you go with this option, you’ll be able to move in from 15th September 2013.

Private Rented Properties Another option is to move into a privately owned house or flat with other students. We can give you advice and help with where to look, but as these properties aren’t owned or managed by the University you’ll need to deal directly with your landlord. Living with a Local Family Some students choose to live with a local family. It’s a good way to make sure you don’t miss out on your home comforts – some even provide meals. If this appeals, we can give you a list of houses available. Disabled Students We’ll be sure to provide you with a suitable room if you use a wheelchair or have other particular needs. You may be able to stay there after your First Year too, possibly for the entire time you’re studying with us. EU and International Students Joining us from overseas? You’re welcome to apply for a room in halls of residence for your First Year. If you’re from the EU, you’ll need to accept your course place by 31st August, while international students have until 6th September. Find out more: go.herts.ac.uk/accommodation


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How Much Does Student Life Cost?

How Much Does Student Life Cost? Being a student is an investment of time and money. Accommodation, textbooks, going out and food all need a bit of budgeting. Fortunately, there’s lots of financial support available.

Do I have to Pay my Fees up-front? UK and EU students do not need to pay any course fees up-front, a loan from the Student Loans Company (which you will need to apply for) will cover your fees for your course. This loan is added to any other loans you take to cover living costs. This means that no matter what your financial situation is, course fees will not be a barrier to studying for a degree with us. For more information visit direct.gov.uk/studentfinance What About Part-time Study? If you’re studying part-time you will pay fees per fifteen-credit module that you study, rather than by year. For part-time course fees, please visit the course page website. Equivalent or Lower Qualifications (ELQS) If you’re interested in studying for a qualification that is equal to, or lower than, a qualification you already hold, your course fee will be £8,500 per year for a full-time course or if you’re studying part-time, it will be £1,065 per fifteen-credit module. However, this does not apply to you if you are receiving the Disabled Student’s Allowance and for Foundation degrees, PGCEs, Primary (BEd) and health related subjects. For more information visit go.herts.ac.uk/ELQ For International Students If you’re joining us from overseas, you can find all the information you need about tuition fees at go.herts.ac.uk/international

Loans

Course-fee Loans These pay the tuition fees for your chosen course. You don’t need to pay up-front, and these loans are paid directly to the University. Living-cost Loans These are designed to cover your living expenses. They are paid straight into your bank account in three termly instalments. You can get up to £5,500 if you’re living away from home, or up to £4,375 if you’re living at home. You can apply for both types of loan through Student Finance England at www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning Grants Depending on your household income, you may be eligible for a grant. The maximum available grant is £3,250, which you won’t have to pay back. Scholarships We believe that lack of money shouldn’t be a barrier to educational success and future prosperity. That is why alongside government grants and loans, we offer scholarships to high achievers and those who come from low-income households. There are several scholarships that we offer each year some of which are worth £6,000 over a three year period. Find out more: Visit go.herts.ac.uk/fees


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How it works

Entry grades As you’ll see from the course listing, the number of UCAS tariff points you need varies. Where two subjects have different points, you must meet the higher tariff. You’ll also need GCSE maths and English at grade C or above. Details of additional requirements for specific fields (e.g. GCSE science at grade C of above) are noted in the subject leaflets.

How it works As with our traditional single-subject courses, a Joint Honours degree offers the same high standards of teaching and support. The only difference is that you choose two subjects rather than one, and whether you graduate with a BA(Hons) or BSc(Hons) depends on the subjects you pick.

Choosing the right subjects It’s important to think about what you’re interested in and what will benefit you in your chosen career. You also need to make sure that timetabled subjects don’t clash. Use the table on this page to see the combinations available. Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Business Human Biology Human Geography Philosophy

English Language & Communication Law Mathematics Sports Studies

Computing Economics Environmental Studies Journalism & Media Cultures Languages Psychology

Major, Joint or Minor Joint or Minor Joint or Minor if combined with a language Major from Final Year only

A major, joint or minor pathway? Whichever two subjects you pick, you’ll spend an equal amount of time studying both in the First Year. Once you’ve got a taste of each you can then choose to spend more time studying one than the other (75%-25% split), creating a degree that’s really flexible and meets your interests and needs. This will be your ‘major’ subject. You can also continue to study both subjects equally (‘joint’). If you study both subjects jointly in the Second Year, you can continue this pattern in the Final Year or switch to a major / minor split. Please note that there are a couple of exceptions to the rule: Languages and Psychology can only be studied as a minor or joint, but not a major pathway. Human Biology can only be a joint pathway if combined with a language. This means that throughout your degree you will spend 50% of your time studying Human Biology and 50% of your time studying the two subjects which make the language field. However, Human Biology can be a major if combined with another subject. And you can only study Journalism and Media Cultures as a major subject from your Final Year. The language field in the First Year comprises 25% study of your chosen foreign language and 25% English Language and Communication. In the following year, you can keep the same pattern or make your language a minor. But remember that if you combine Languages and Human Biology, your Language field remains a joint. Note that a Major in a language is not available.

Teaching and learning As well as subject-specific skills and knowledge, you’ll develop a capacity for self-learning and interpersonal skills that focus on structured research and written and verbal presentations. Alongside engaging lectures and seminars, you’ll also benefit from one-to-one tutorials and group and laboratory work.

Part-time study If full-time study isn’t for you but you’d still like to learn at the University of Hertfordshire, we welcome applications for part-time study and offer a range of flexible study options. Please get in touch for more information.


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Course Listing

Course Listing UCAS UCAS Course Tariff code website

Business combined with:

UCAS UCAS Course Tariff code website

UCAS UCAS Course Tariff code website

Law combined with:

Human Biology combined with:

UCAS UCAS Course Tariff code website

Philosophy combined with:

English Language & Communication

300

N1Q1

go.herts.ac.uk/N1Q1

Computing

260

B1G4

go.herts.ac.uk/B1G4

Business

320

M1N1 go.herts.ac.uk/M1N1

Environmental Studies

300

N1F9

go.herts.ac.uk/N1F9

Economics

300

B1L1

go.herts.ac.uk/B1L1

Computing

320

M1G4 go.herts.ac.uk/M1G4

French

300

NR19

* see below

French

300

BR19

* see below

Economics

320

M1L1

go.herts.ac.uk/M1L1

German

300

NR19

* see below

German

300

BR19

* see below

Environmental Studies

320

M1F9

go.herts.ac.uk/M1F9

Italian

300

NR19

* see below

Italian

300

BR19

* see below

French

320

MR19 * see below

Japanese

300

NT19

* see below

Japanese

300

BT19

* see below

German

320

MR19 * see below

Journalism & Media Cultures

300

N1P5

go.herts.ac.uk/N1P5

Journalism & Media Cultures

300

B1P5

go.herts.ac.uk/B1P5

Human Biology

320

M1B1 go.herts.ac.uk/M1B1

Mandarin

300

NT19

* see below

Mandarin

300

BT19

* see below

Human Geography

320

M1L7

Psychology

320

N1C8

go.herts.ac.uk/N1C8

Mathematics

280

B1G1

go.herts.ac.uk/B1G1

Italian

320

MR19 * see below

Sport Studies combined with:

Spanish

300

NR19

* see below

Psychology

320

B1C8

go.herts.ac.uk/B1C8

Japanese

320

MT19

* see below

Spanish

300

BR19

* see below

Mandarin

320

MT19

Sports Studies

280

B1C6

go.herts.ac.uk/B1C6

Philosophy

320

M1V5

Psychology

320

Spanish

320

Computing combined with:

300

V5F9

go.herts.ac.uk/V5F9

English Language & Communication 320

C8Q1

go.herts.ac.uk/C8Q1

Human Geography

320

C8L7

go.herts.ac.uk/C8L7

Philosophy

320

C8V5

go.herts.ac.uk/C8V5

Business

300

C6N1

go.herts.ac.uk/C6N1

* see below

Environmental Studies

280

C6F9

go.herts.ac.uk/C6F9

go.herts.ac.uk/M1V5

French

300

CR69

* see below

M1C8 go.herts.ac.uk/M1C8

German

300

CR69

* see below

MR19 * see below

Human Geography

280

C6L7

go.herts.ac.uk/C6L7

Italian

300

CR69

* see below

Japanese

300

CT69

* see below

Mandarin

300

CT69

* see below

Philosophy

300

C6V5

go.herts.ac.uk/C6V5

Psychology

320

C6C8

go.herts.ac.uk/C6C8

Spanish

300

CR69

* see below

G4N1

go.herts.ac.uk/G4N1

English Language & Communication 300

G4Q1

go.herts.ac.uk/G4Q1

Human Geography combined with:

Human Geography

260

G4L7

go.herts.ac.uk/G4L7

Economics

300

L7L1

go.herts.ac.uk/L7L1

Philosophy

300

G4V5

go.herts.ac.uk/G4V5

English Language & Communication 300

L7Q1

go.herts.ac.uk/L7Q1

Mathematics combined with:

Sports Studies

280

G4C6

go.herts.ac.uk/G4C6

Environmental Studies

260

L7F9

go.herts.ac.uk/L7F9

Business

300

G1N1

go.herts.ac.uk/G1N1

Journalism & Media Cultures

300

L7P5

go.herts.ac.uk/L7P5

Computing

280

G1G4

go.herts.ac.uk/G1G4

Economics

300

G1L1

go.herts.ac.uk/G1L1

French

300

GR19

* see below

German

300

GR19

* see below

Human Geography

280

G1L7

go.herts.ac.uk/G1L7

Italian

300

GR19

* see below

Japanese

300

GT19

* see below

Economics combined with: Philosophy

300

L1V5

go.herts.ac.uk/L1V5

Journalism & Media Cultures combined with:

Sports Studies

300

L1C6

go.herts.ac.uk/L1C6

Law

320

P5M1

go.herts.ac.uk/P5M1

Sports Studies

300

P5C6

go.herts.ac.uk/P5C6

English Language & Communication combined with: Economics

300

Q1L1

go.herts.ac.uk/Q1L1

Journalism & Media Cultures

300

G1P5

go.herts.ac.uk/G1P5

Human Biology

300

Q1B1

go.herts.ac.uk/Q1B1

Mandarin

300

GT19

* see below

Philosophy

300

G1V5

go.herts.ac.uk/G1V5

Psychology

320

G1C8

go.herts.ac.uk/G1C8

Spanish

300

GR19

* see below

Environmental Studies combined with: English Language & Communication 300

F9Q1

go.herts.ac.uk/F9Q1

Human Biology

260

F9B1

go.herts.ac.uk/F9B1

Mathematics

280

F9G1

go.herts.ac.uk/F9G1

Psychology combined with:

go.herts.ac.uk/M1L7

300

Business

Environmental Studies

* go.herts.ac.uk/jhlanguages


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