Joint honours degrees
Keep your career options open
A joint honours degree can really pay in today’s job market. You can forge an obvious career path and keep your options open at the same time by combining two subjects, such as Business Management and Accounting; English and Creative Writing; or Criminology and Law. You'll study and be assessed in just the same way as students on single honours degrees.
It's really flexible - you can study full time or part time, or even study some modules through work. If you don't like a module, you can change it, and you can change the balance of study across subjects as you go. For instance, you can start with three subjects and then later change to two subjects. You can also take a break from study or do a work placement to get more experience.
How does it work?
There are two ways you can combine subjects through the Joint Honours scheme:
- Major-minor - specialise in one subject and take another as a minor
- Joint - study two subjects equally
Courses are made up of modules - bite size 'chunks' of study, usually based around a particular theme. Each year, you'll take six modules (less for part time).
In the first year you can study up to three subjects. In the second year, most students choose two subjects and study towards a joint or major-minor degree. If you're studying at Buxton, you will follow the joint (two subjects) programme.