Combined Honours

Combined Honours Modules


Find out more about Combined Honours modules for 2020-21 (Please note: these modules reflect revisions following the University’s Education Resilience Framework in response to Covid-19)

We've developed a range of bespoke modules to maximise opportunities for students and develop autonomy and skills.

Our Combined Honours modules have been designed in partnership with our current students, at their suggestion. They have helped to develop many specific features, including assessment methods. 

If you decide to take a Combined Honours module you'll be supported through:

  • regular workshops
  • dialogue with peers and teaching staff
  • individual supervisory advice

Graduate Development

These modules give you an opportunity to develop and enhance your graduate attributes and skills.

These modules require students to have a volunteer role in or outside of Combined Honours. For example; Peer Mentor, SSC rep, Society Officer, Charity Volunteer etc. Or, you can select these modules if you are leading a developmental project that contributes to the student experience.

You will be encouraged to reflect on work in that role in order to develop professional skills and graduate attributes that you feel you can improve. 

Module CodeModule TitleCredit ValueSemester 
HSS2100 Graduate Development in Second Year  20 1&2
HSS3100 Graduate Development in Final Year 20 1&2

Work Placement Modules

If you want to work, we've developed a work placement modules.

The module below is taken between Stages 2 and 3 of academic study. At the end of Stage 1, students will receive a call for expression of interest in taking HSS3010.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule TitleCredit ValueSemester

Combined Honours Work Placement

120 1&2

Project Modules

If you want to do an in-depth independent project in your second or final year on a topic of your choice, we've developed project modules.

Project modules are available to Combined Honours students who want to undertake a research project into one or a combination of their subjects of study or a related field. This may be interdisciplinary, cross disciplinary or drawn from a single discipline in focus. You choose your own project and the type of ‘output’ is your choice too. It could be a research report but it could also be a film, a website, or a play.

There are two modes of support on these modules; workshops and supervision.

You have the opportunity to take HSS2300 at Stage 2 or Final Year Project module HSS3099 at Stage 3. 

Module CodeModule TitleCredit ValueSemester
HSS2300  Combined Honours Second Year Project (capped at 15)  20  2
HSS3099  Combined Honours Final Year Project (40 credits; capped at 35)  40  1&2

Careers Service and Development Modules

The University’s Careers Service offers three Career Development modules that enable students to use their work experience to gain academic credit in their degree programme (either at Stage 2, Final Year, or both).

The University’s Careers Service offers three Career Development modules that enable students to use their work experience to gain academic credit in their degree programme (either at Stage 2, Final Year, or both).  There are three available ‘routes’ through Career Development modules: student tutoring (in schools, colleges, or on campus), volunteering, or learning from work (in a part time job).  Further information is available at:

Students will need to pre-register with the Careers Service indicating their interest in and suitability for, one or more of the different routes.  In addition, you will need to ensure that you have completed the pre-requisite for a particular route e.g. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (formerly CRB Check) application / check for the student tutoring route (as working with children). The modules run across both semesters (10 credits in each).  Students will spend a minimum of 70 hours at their placement – either a half or full day each week, spread over semester 1 and 2. This should cover at least 10 weeks to allow continual reflection to occur between placement visits and teaching sessions.

StageModule CodeModule TitleCreditsSemester
2 NCL2007 Career Development for second year students (Capped at 80) 20 1&2
3 (Final Stage) NCL3007

Career Development for final year students (Capped at 240)

This module is for Final Year students who have yet to decide how to develop their career choices, or have yet to begin to plan how to progress their career ideas.

20 1&2

 In addition to the above Career Development modules, the University’s Careers Service also offers the following modules: 

StageModule CodeModule TitleCreditsSemester
2 NCL2100

Developing Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability (Capped at 60)

This stage 2 or final year module enables students from mixed disciplines to develop enterprising abilities through exploring a venture creation project.


20 1&2
3 (Final Stage) NCL3100

Applied Entrepreneurship (Capped at 20)

The module gives you the opportunity to develop and run your business as part of your degree.   

20 1&2