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Subjects

Subjects

You can select from more than 20 subjects to create your unique Combined Honours degree at Newcastle University.

Your subjects

Select from the list below to learn about the modules you can study for each subject and any requirements of previous study (an A Level or equivalent). You’ll also find the details of each subject advisor that you can contact for more information.

Combined Honours modules

We also offer modules unique to Combined Honours students, available in Stage 2 and/or 3. These include experiential learning and research-based project modules. They will encourage you to 

  • make connections between the subjects you study
  • apply what you’re learning in multiple subjects to an issue or topic you’re interested in
  • focus and reflect on your personal and professional development
  • build evidence of abilities and experience impressive to future employers

Archaeology

Archaeology is the study of the past from the origin of species to the present day.

Business

Choose from a selection of Accounting, Economics, and Marketing and Management modules with Combined Honours.

Chinese

Study Chinese as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore Chinese culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

Classics

An introduction to the literature and civilisation of the ancient world.

Combined Honours and Careers Service Modules

Explore additional modules available to students on the Combined Honours degree programme.

Education

Gain an understanding of the sociological, philosophical, historical, and political perspectives within education.

English Literature

Join English Literature as part of a Combined Honours degree. Explore and understand a selection of writings from the Renaissance to the Modern Age.

Film

Study film via one of two routes: Film Studies or Documentary Practice.

French

Study French as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore French culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

Geography

Study the Earth's physical attributes and its political and cultural features.

German

Study German as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore German culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

History

Open your mind to the past and the present, with topics that stretch from the birth of civilisation right up to the present day.

History of Art

Examine and explore the ways in which meanings and values have been placed on art objects.

Japanese

Study Japanese as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore Japanese culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

Law

Choose Law as part of your Combined Honours degree. Gain an understanding of legal knowledge and build transferable skills that will prepare you for your career

Linguistics

Explore and understand the structure and history of the English language.

Media and Communication

Discover how information is created, managed, promoted, circulated and consumed in contemporary society.

Music

Learn music creative practice, theory, and historical and cultural studies as part of your Combined Studies degree.

Philosophy

Gain a grounding in the continental and analytic traditions of philosophy as part of a Combined Honours degree.

Politics

Choose Politics as part of your Combined Honours degree. Gain an understanding of the processes, institutions and ideas which shape the contemporary world

Portuguese

Study Portuguese as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore Portuguese culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

Sociology

Explore the social processes that shape people’s lives around the world.

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Study Spanish as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore Latin American culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

At first, I wasn’t 100% sure which subjects I’d prefer. Combined Honours allowed to me to choose a variety of modules over different subjects and really get a feel for what I enjoy. I’m also learning a new language from beginner’s level.

Claudia, Combined Honours (Business, French and Chinese)

Subject combinations

While flexibility and choice are at the heart of Combined Honours there are a couple of exceptions:

  • you may not take more than two Modern Language subjects, and only one can be at beginners’ level
  • it is not possible to study Chinese and Japanese, or Film Studies and Documentary Practice, together

Most students are able to study their first choice of subjects. Occasionally, some subject combinations may be unavailable due to timetable restrictions or capacity on modules. For some subjects, there may be a limit on the total number of credits available at each Stage.

If you have any queries about subject choices, or require any further information, please contact us.