How does it work?

Each subject is made up of modules, some lasting a whole academic year and other modules lasting half a year to enable you to achieve the right balance of core knowledge and skills. It will also offer you the opportunity to follow your interests. In Year 1, you study your two subjects in equal weighting. In year 2, you can opt to:

  • Continue studying  your subjects in equal weighting - a Joint Honours degree
  • Specialise more in one subject and take the other as a minor - a Major/Minor Honours Degree
  • Focus entirely on one subject - Single Honours degree, provided the subject is offered as a Single Honours Degree.

Your academic tutor will help you plan your studies, review your progress and choose your modules.

Year 1:

  Subject A Subject B  
 Year 1 Core module: 30 credits  Core module: 30 credits  Core module: 30 credits   Core module: 30 credits

In Year 1, you study 60 credits in each subjects. Core modules provide you with the essential foundations of knowledge and skills for undergraduate level study in the subject. Some subjects permit you to choose from a list of options.

Opt at the end of Year 1 to continue with Joint Honours Degree:

 Subject A  Subject B  
Year 2 Joint Honours   Mandatory modules: 30 credits Option module:15 credits Mandatory module: 30 credits   Option module:15 credits
Option module:15 credits Option module:15 credits
 Year 3 Joint Honours  Independent study 
or Project module
Option module: 15 credits Option module: 15 credits Option module: 15 credits
Option module: 15 credits Option module: 15 credits Option module: 15 credits

Most subjects have a mix of 30 credit modules taken over the year, to permit you to develop expertise and skills, and 15 credit option modules taken over half a year (a semester) to allow you to select from a range of specialist option.