Studying combined honours is a rewarding and enriching experience. These are our top tips on how to make the most of your opportunities as a combined honours student.

Introduction to Combined Honours at Christ Chrurch

As a combined honour student, you will have a similar workload to other students because your time will be divided between your two chosen subjects.

Most university degrees are made up of a number of individual modules with each module being worth a set amount of “credits” - which indicates the amount of learning undertaken. Our full-time students take 120 credits each year, that’s 360 credits over the length of your degree.

As a combined honours student, in your first year you will study 3 modules of 20 credits each from both of your chosen subject areas. These will be set for you based on your combination to give you a good foundation. As you progress into your second and third years, you will have a range of choices depending on your subjects. You may decide that you prefer one subject to another and you will be able to take more of your modules from your favoured subject.

If you need help at any time, you can contact academics from either of your programmes, or your personal academic tutor. You'll receive their details once you begin your studies at the university. In the meantime, some additional information has been provided below that answers some of the common questions that cobined honours student have asked in previous years.

As a Combined Honours student you will be given a Personal Academic Tutor from one of your subjects. You will have a Named Academic Contact from your other subject area. Your programme teams will let you know who your Personal Academic Tutor and Named Academic Contact are. Both individuals will be happy to help you with any of your queries.

The design of the Combined Honours timetable should mean you don’t have any clashes between your modules. If you think there is a clash, please contact your Personal Academic Tutor or someone from one of your programme teams who can look into the issue for you and help you resolve it.

For all subjects except Law, as a Combined Honours student in your first year of study you will take 3 core modules in each of your subjects. If you are studying Law in combination with another subject in your first year of study you will take 4 core modules in Law and 2 core modules in your other subject. For all Combined Honours your modules have been set for you in this first year, and you are not required to make any module choices right now. The modules have been set to provide you with a grounding in each of your subject areas and are specific to your combination. For your final two years of study you will have the opportunity to select some of your modules and, where available, decide whether you would like to major in one of your subjects. Your Personal Academic Tutor will be able to talk with you about your options as the year progresses.

In your first year of study as Combined Honours student you have set modules in your subjects and cannot take a language module as part of your degree; however, you can take a language module as additional to study. The language modules are offered in Semester 2, and more information will be made available during Semester 1.

For all subjects except Law, as a Combined Honours student in your first year of study you will take 3 core modules in each of your subjects. The modules have been set to provide you with a grounding in each of your subject areas and are specific to your combination.

For your final two years of study you will have the opportunity to select some of your modules and decide whether you would like to major in one of your subjects. During Semester 2, you will make module choices for next year. If you are interested in majoring in one of your subjects, you should discuss your options with your Personal Academic Tutor and your named academic contact in the other subject.

You can download a copy of the Combined Honours structure that sets out the credit options for you as you progress through your studies.

If you are studying Law in combination with another subject in your first year of study you will take 4 core modules in Law and 2 core modules in your other subject. The modules have been set to provide you with a grounding in each of your subject areas and are specific to your combination. For your final two years of study you will have the opportunity to select some of your modules. You will continue to take 4 modules in Law and 2 modules in your other subject. During Semester 2, you will make module choices for next year. You should discuss your options with your Personal Academic Tutor and your named academic contact in the other subject.