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BA (Hons) Combined Studies (Politics + another subject)

Start Date Length Attendance Campus Course Code
27/02/2017 3 Years Degree Programme (flexible timetables) Stratford Campus HOUBAF2010 Apply Now
25/09/2017 3 Years Degree Programme (flexible timetables) Stratford Campus HOUBAF2010 Apply Now

What is involved?

IS THE COURSE FOR YOU? Do you want to:
  • Broaden your horizons and opportunities
  • Tailor a degree to your individual interests, needs and career ambitions
  • Make yourself employable by developing a wide range of skills and knowledge
In this programme you study two subject pathways equally and graduate with a degree named after your subject choices. For example if you take Education Studies and English you graduate BA (Hons) Education Studies and English. programme. Subjects in the Combined Studies Degree Programme are:
  • Business and Management (modules available here)
  • Counselling Studies (modules available here)
  • Education Studies (modules available here)
  • English (modules available here)
  • Psychology (modules available here)
  • Politics (modules available here)
  • Sociology (modules available here)
Pathways depend on availability. Your subject pathways are supported by generic modules in graduate skills in your first year, research methods in your second year, and the dissertation in your third year. HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE LAST Full time the course last three years. Part time the course lasts six years. Students can start the course either in September/October or February/March VALIDATION Validated by The Open University with three commendations from the OU: The Virtual Learning Environment and their use of new media; The engagement and enthusiasm of both students and staff; The general idea of the programme. PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION Please click here to see the Combined Studies programme specification.

What will my career options be?

To find out more about different career options connected to your subject pathways see Note that that for many careers it is having a degree rather than the subject of the degree that matters - so you might just want to study what you love - and if you do this you are likely to do well as we all study best when we love what we are studying. Alternatively you can progress to postgraduate studies related to your pathways.

What is the cost?

The course is £6000 per year for full time study, or £3000 per year for part time study. More information about fees and funding can be found at The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.

What do I need?

Students are offered a place on the basis of: 160 UCAS Points (Feb 2017 Starts) and 64 UCAS points (Sep 2017 starts) OR Access Diploma OR Level 0 Preparatory Course OR Interview/Diagnostics OR Professional Standing All students must also be interviewed before being accepted. Students accepted on interview, and without level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics will normally be excepted to successfully complete additional study in academic English and numeracy in their first year. To find out more about enrolling see