Combined Honours degrees

Study for a degree that combines two different subjects; beneficial to those who have particular cross-discipline interests or those who are not yet sure what they want to specialise in.

Why study a Combined Honours degree?

A Combined Honours degree will allow you to: 

  • select modules from two different disciplines based on your specific individual interests, needs and career aspirations
  • tailor your degree to suit your own personal preferences, giving you greater choice of what you study;
  • pursue diverse interests or to explore the connections between two related areas;
  • attend lectures and integrate with students who study single honours courses. Collaborating with a larger pool of students can also enhance your academic and student experience whilst at university.

Maximise your employability

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 provides you with the opportunity to distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive job market as graduates who are flexible, adaptable, possess excellent interpersonal, organisation and problem solving skills, can undertake independent research from more than one discipline and have the ability to work as part of a team.

Support your further study

If you’re considering pursuing further qualifications at PGCE, MA, MSc or PhD level, as a Combined Honours graduate, you’ll benefit from your substantial experience of identifying the links between different subjects, meaning you can approach research and further study from a number of perspectives.

What makes a Combined Honours degree?

During Year 1: You will be required to take modules to the value of 60 credits in each subject. 

In subsequent years: You may combine the two subjects in any proportion with the following restrictions:

  1. You must take modules to the value of at least 40 credits in each of your subjects at both Years 2 and 3; and
  2. The number of credits taken in a subject at Year 3 cannot be greater than 20 above the number of credits taken in that subject at Year 2.

When you graduate: The title of a Combined Honours degree will be recorded as Subject A and Subject B (in alphabetical order of subject). If required, a degree title of ‘Subject A’ with ‘Subject B’ can be awarded if the credits studied in Subject A is at least 150 at Year 2 and Year 3 combined.

Choose your Combined Honours Degree

At Canterbury Christ Church University, we are able to offer a wide range of combined honours courses, possibly one of the most extensive in the country. For a full list of possible combinations, please use the UCAS search tool, or view our combinations table PDF.

So, the choice is yours; if there are two subjects you are passionate about, take a look and see if we offer it.

However, in our experience there are some subjects that combine very well together, with each subject informing and enhancing your study of the other. These combinations are popular choices, so you are likely to meet lots of other students studying the same programme as you.

The subjects grouped below can all be studied as part of a combined honours degree. Visit the prospectus page of the subjects you are interested in and see the combinations we recommend.


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Last edited: 14/12/2018 13:03:00