Combined Honours



Skills and jobs

There are many careers open to Combined Honours graduates. The flexibility of your degree means you'll have a particularly broad career choice. You can enhance your employability through work experience.

Our students graduate with a variety of skills and qualities which employers are keen to use. 

Successful Combined Honours students are:

  • adaptable
  • well-organised 
  • self-motivated

All employers value the range of transferable skills and experience which you can demonstrate. Find out more about the employability of our graduates.

Types of jobs

The careers our graduates go into are as varied as the courses themselves. Employers have ranged from Tate Art Gallery and Carlton Television, to PricewaterhouseCoopers and the British Army. 

40% of all graduate vacancies advertised in the UK don't ask for a specific degree subject. This means you could go in to a wide range of areas of employment, such as:

  • management or administration
  • commerce or finance
  • teaching
  • social and community services
  • central and local government
  • journalism or the media

Next steps

Some of our graduates go on to study for higher degrees or other postgraduate qualifications.

Work experience can help you get into your choice of profession. See what help is offered by the University Careers Service.


Combined Honours graduates do particularly well in the employment market. This is shown in graduate destination surveys.

One reason for this is that Combined Honours students tend to study subjects they really enjoy. This gives them both variety and challenge.


Our graduates do exceptionally well in their studies. In 2013 over 95% of our students got a 2:1 honours degree or better. Over 30% gained a first class honours degree.


The main reason our graduates are so employable is the high quality of their graduate attributes. They develop these throughout their degree.

Our students have a broad curriculum. They have to contend with at least two, often very different, subjects at once.

This produces graduates that are:

  • versatile and adaptable
  • autonomous and independent
  • good at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines
  • flexible and open to new ideas
  • creative and innovative in their thinking
  • strong at problem solving and making connections

Studying multiples subjects offers a broad and deep understanding. It develops a reflective and critical approach.


Our students make the most of the great extra-curricular activities at the University.

You can find out more about how this enhances your graduateness.

We encourage our students to do the Graduate Development modules. They do this at the same time as taking on a role with the Combined Honours Centre.


We offer lots of possibilities for a work placement or study abroad year.

These help our students gain the professional experience and graduate attributes that employers look for.