Many of our undergraduate degree courses are available as Joint Honours as well as Major/Minor combinations, allowing you to combine two courses to tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations.
Single Honours degrees see you focusing almost entirely on one main subject. Joint Honours degrees balance two subjects equally, while Major/Minor Honours degrees allow you to combine two subjects but spend a greater amount of time on one than the other. Whichever you choose, you'll be aiming for the highest academic standards in your studies. In many subjects it is also possible to transfer from a Joint Honours to Single Honours pathway at the end of the first year.
Why study for a Joint Honours degree?
- tailor a degree to your individual interests, needs and career ambitions
- choose from a wide range of subjects - combine two subjects you know or try a new subject area
- create your own degree - select optional modules from across two subjects according to your developing strengths and interests
- make yourself employable - take work experience modules or complete a placement year to develop a wide range of skills
Support for Joint Honours students
At the University of Worcester we look after you from day one. During the first few days on campus we run a series of events to help you settle in, find your way around and prepare for university life; this is called Welcome Week. During Welcome Week we hold an event specifically aimed at Joint Honours students, providing a unique opportunity to meet fellow Joint Honours students from across the University, find out how the Joint Honours degree programme works and what it is like to be a Joint Honours student.
For advice please contact the University Co-ordinator for Joint Honours degrees, Dr Mike Wheeler (email@example.com).
For an example of the joint honours degree structure, please view our sample programme for Biology and Psychology.
A-Z of our Joint Honours courses
There are opportunities to take work-based learning and work experience modules, to undertake an overseas exchange and to take part in the Worcester Award scheme. Most of our courses place a lot of emphasis on interactive learning and groupwork, and have a broad range of different kinds of assessment tasks.
"Studying a Joint Honours Degree is, by far, one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has enabled me to expand a skill in one subject and a love in the other to tailor my education and future job capability into multiple avenues."
Sara-Jayne Boughton, Archaeology & Heritage Studies and English Literary Studies
Most employers are looking for graduates who have a range of high-level skills and are not necessarily looking for a particular subject knowledge. Individuals who are adaptable, can solve problems, undertake research and have an ability to work as part of a team and in a diverse range of situations are likely to be well regarded by prospective employers.