Why choose Combined Honours?

Our exciting Combined Honours - duals lets you study two different subjects for an incredibly varied and broad learning experience. You choose your subjects. You choose your course.

Stand out.

Linking subjects sharpens your thinking which enhances your academic skills. Having in-depth knowledge of more than one subject will make you stand out from the crowd. 

Be ambitious.

By gaining expertise in more than one subject you demonstrate that you are inquisitive, independent and flexible. This opens up a wealth of interdisciplinary masters and research opportunities

Enhance your employability.

Combined Honours graduates are adaptable, can draw on a range of skills and work across teams. These are key skills which leading employers are seeking. This is important in all aspects of work and careers.

Be inspired.

Tailor your degree to include the subjects that inspire you and enjoy the intellectual challenge of mastering more than one subject.

"What I enjoy about studying a dual honours degree is the wider range of modules that are available to choose from. It makes it much easier for you to tailor your choices so that you really do get to study what you enjoy most about the subjects."

Mary Smith (BA History and Politics)

"By taking a dual honours degree, I've had the freedom to tailor my course in a way that perfectly suits me. Instead of picking between two subjects that I love, I've been able to study my favourite areas of each - I've enjoyed it so much."

Deborah Muleba (BA Music and East Asian Studies)

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a combined honours student. I had already studied History at A-Level and the combined honours course allowed me to continue studying a subject I loved whilst at the same time, gave me a chance to study a completely new subject (Sociology) which had always interested me but was something I never got the chance to study before university."

Andrew Pearson (BA History and Sociology)


Is it more work?

No, you study the same amount of credits as a single honours student, but these credits span your subject areas and give you choice in your degree.

Deciding what to study

Why not tailor your degree to subjects you are good at and enjoy, your interests and aspirations by:

• Continuing two of the subjects you took at A level;

"I had a passion and flair for both subjects, and throughout my academic life I have always been torn between English and German, and so was glad when I realised I could study both. I also thought I'd have more options when leaving university job-wise, as graduates that speak a second or even a third language always seem very highly sought after nowadays!"

Sara Janney (BA English and German)

• Studying a new subject with one or more of your A level subjects;

Learning a language and adding the benefits of studying abroad;

"My time at Sheffield has provided me with many varied and extraordinary experiences that I would not otherwise have had. The staff have always been friendly and supportive, and the teaching quality in all my languages has been extremely high."

Christopher Outlaw (BA Modern Languages)

• Studying two which complement and enhance each other such as History and Archaeology or History and Politics;

"I enjoy the combined honours as it means I don't have to narrow down my options too early. In carrying on with French, Spanish and English, I can study some literature as well as some languages (as well as French history and such). It's exciting and like all the humanities courses seem to be, is flexible. You can try out a wider variety of skills and meet lots of
people."

Francis Goodridge