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Two subjects, one degree

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one undergraduate degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

Don’t worry if you don’t currently have the qualifications you need to go straight on to a degree - you can start at foundation year stage.


Why should I study Joint Honours?

  • You’re passionate about two courses and wish to study both
  • 70% of graduate jobs don’t specify a degree subject so these skills, combined with your subject knowledge, will enable you to apply for a broader range of jobs when you finish
  • Put yourself ahead in the job market
  • Develop skills such as time-management, initiative, flexibility and adaptability
  • Keep your options open after university
  • 77% of Joint Honours students achieve a 2:1 or First Class Honours


Download the Joint Honours mini guide here.

What subjects can I combine?

You can combine any two subjects from the lists below, as long as they’re in different zones. E.g. Biology and Law.

*These courses are subject to approval and will begin in September 2017

**Starting in September 2017, 'Third World Development' will become 'Global Development'

How does it work?

There are two ways to combine the subjects in your degree:

  • Joint - study two subjects equally. Study 60 credits (usually three modules) from each subject each year
  • Major-Minor - specialise in one subject. Study 80 credits (usually four modules) from your major subject, and minor with the remaining module(s) from your second chosen subject (40 credits).

Got a question? Get in touch

For more information or if you have any questions regarding our Joint Honours degrees, please complete this form or email

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