Combined Honours

The Combined Honours programme offers you the flexibility to study two subjects at degree level.

The Combined Honours programme offers you the flexibility to study two subjects at degree level.

A Combined Honours degree offers you the flexibility to study two subjects at the same time. The subjects and combinations are drawn from many disciplines and you may choose two subjects that are closely related for example, English and Politics or Business and Marketing. They can have equal weighting where you graduate with a degree title like (BA) Hons English and Politics. Or you can focus more on one of the subjects, so you can graduate with BA (Hons) English with Politics. 

We offer over 50 subject combinations.

Choosing your subject combination

Business, International Business and Business Enterprise







Multimedia Journalism



Once you have chosen your subject combination there is further flexibility in the amount of each subject you study.

Equal, major and minor routes

You may choose to study both subjects equally throughout your degree, or, as you progress into your second and third years, you may prefer to study one subject in more depth as your ‘major’ subject, with your second subject as your ‘minor' subject.

You don’t need to make your decision about the balance of your subject study (equal, major or minor) in Years 2 and 3 until you are a first year student. 

How your studies are broken down across the years of your degree:

Year 1

Year 2


Year 3



Your Degree Title

Your degree title reflects the balance of the subjects you study in Combined Honours.

For example, you may choose to study a Combined Honours degree in Business and English…:

Entry Requirements

Each subject in the Combined Honours programme has its own minimum set of entry requirements and you will need to meet the requirements of both subjects you wish to study.

For example, if you choose to apply for Combined Honours in Forensic Science and Psychology you will need to meet the UCAS entry requirements for both Forensic Science and Psychology.

Please refer to the online prospectus for the entry requirements for your chosen combination.

How to Apply

Each Combined Honours subject combination has its own UCAS code which can be found via the course combination list above, on the UCAS website or by searching our online prospectus.

All applications for undergraduate degrees, including Combined Honours courses should be made online through UCAS. Visit our How to Apply for 2019/20 page for further information.

Please ensure you use the correct UCAS code when making your application.

International Students

Visit the how to apply page on our international website for a step-by-step guide on how to apply for an undergraduate  degree, including Combined Honours programmes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Combined Honours programme, please contact our Course Enquiries team.

Make a course enquiry

You’ll also find lots of useful information in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Undergraduate Study