Are you finding it hard to decide between two subjects you enjoy? If so, you could tailor your degree with a combined honours course. Variety, flexibility and a chance to maximise your employability are just some of the advantages on offer when you choose to study a combined degree.
A combined honours degree is one degree covering two subject areas. It will allow you to:
We offer one of the widest selections of combined honours degrees in the UK.
With an ever-changing work environment, employers are looking for those who can demonstrate adaptability and diverse knowledge and skills.
Specialising in two subject areas could give you more standout for employers in an increasingly competitive job market. Employers are often looking for graduates who are flexible, adaptable, possess excellent interpersonal, organisation and problem solving skills, and have the ability to work as part of a team.
If you choose to study a combined honours degree you will have a similar workload to other students, but you will divide your studies 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.
Please visit the subject course of your choice to find a suggested list of subjects that the course combines well with.
A list of modules for each of our combined honours courses can be downloaded using the link on this page. Further module information is available on individual course pages.
In school I enjoyed being able to swap between studying different subjects so when I heard about combined honours degrees, it was definitely something I wanted to do. I have just finished BSc Psychology and Education Studies, a combination that meant I was able to see theories from different perspectives. I was able to study two subjects that I loved, which made my degree feel more tailored to what I want to do in the future. Studying two subjects meant that I had a wider group of friends and helped me to develop my organisation skills to juggle two different sets of assignments.Dana Harvey, combined honours graduate