What is a Joint Honours?

Understanding what a Joint Honours degree involves can sometimes be very confusing. To help we have put together a summary of what a Joint Honours actually means.

A Joint Honours degree is a degree which combines two subjects contrasting or simular to make a full degree. This allows you to select a flexible programme to suit your career aspirations.

There are two options Minor/Major or Joint degree. This boils down to the amount of time/focus you wish to put on the two subject areas.

The course is typically 3 years long, the same as most undergraduate courses, and results in 120 credits each year.

Year one

You study three modules from each of your chosen courses.

Year two

There are six modules to choose from and two options:

Option one:

Study three modules from each of your studies.

Option two:

Study four modules from one of your subjects and two from the other.

Optional placement year

You can take this option to gain an extra 40 credits, and have the support of your tutor and resources to get the most out of your placement.

Year three:

Depending on your module choices from 1st and 2nd year you will complete your degree to gain either a Major/Minor or a Joint degree.

Option one:

Three modules from each of your subjects, giving you a joint degree

Option two:

Four modules from one subject and two from the other, resulting in a Major/Minor.

This chart shows our various Joint Honours combinations. The two courses you select can’t be listed in the same column. Take a read of the individual course information pages on the website to help you make your decision.

You can apply as normal through UCAS. Joint honours have different codes than if you select the course as a single honours.

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