If you are independently minded and enjoy studying and mastering more than one subject, you will find Combined Honours at Newcastle has plenty to offer.
You have unrivalled flexibility to choose topics from our Single Honours degrees, creating a unique pathway spanning two or three subjects of your choice.
Explore new interests or develop your existing expertise with this intellectually demanding interdisciplinary degree programme.
Study complementary subjects or choose unusual subject combinations to reflect your individual interests and career aspirations.
Combined Honours at Newcastle achieved a very impressive 100% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2014, ranking us 1st in the UK.
We offer over 20 different subjects, meaning you can create a degree that is as unique as you are.
You will attend the same lectures and classes as a student specialising in each subject, so your studies are at the same academic level as a Single Honours degree.
Please note that some of the subject combinations possible through Combined Honours may already exist as a Joint Honours degree at Newcastle.
We may advise you to transfer your application to one of these degrees if that appears a better match for your interests.
Our flexible degree structure gives you the freedom to try new subjects, without committing to your final subject choice until Stage 2.
In first year, you divide your time equally between the two or three subjects you have chosen. You are also introduced to interdisciplinary thinking to help you truly combine your subjects.
From second year onwards, you can choose how to combine your subjects and how many you wish to study:
In your final year, you have the option of undertaking a dissertation that spans more than one of your chosen subjects or focuses on just one.
Your degree certificate will reference the subjects you studied in Stages 2 and 3, allowing employers to identify your areas of expertise, for example, BA Combined Honours (English Literature and French).
Combined Honours at Newcastle offers six different languages:
Most language subjects are available for beginners and those with previous language experience.
If you study a language beyond Stage 1, you will spend a year abroad between Stages 2 and 3, making your degree four years long.
Some rules do apply to language learning on this degree:
As a Combined Honours student you will be based in the Combined Honours Centre in the Daysh Building.
I knew that by coming to Newcastle I’d be gaining excellent job prospects whilst also having a good time.
I'm President of the Combined Honours Society and it's great that the social side links right into the academic.