Dual honours degrees and Major/Minor degrees
If you choose a dual honours degree programme - e.g. French and Management - you will study two subjects to Honours degree level with each subject carrying equal weight.
In a Major/Minor degree - e.g. Mechanical Engineering with Spanish - you study the first subject (Mechanical Engineering in this example) for the major part of your degree and the second subject (Spanish) as the minor part. The split will vary from course to course, but as a rough guide the major subject will make up around 70% of your degree and the minor 30%.
As a dual honours student you will work at the same academic level as single honours students, but you will choose fewer modules from the options available in each subject.
Why consider a dual honours degree?
The breadth of scope in dual degrees means that you will need to develop good communication and organisational skills. These will help you whether you choose to enter the jobs market or continue your studies at the end of your course.
As a dual honours graduate, you will also have greater freedom of choice if you do decide to carry on your studies beyond degree level. You will be able to choose between further study in either one of your original subject areas or conducting research on a topic that combines both.
For more information about the options available to you within a particular dual degree, get in touch with the admissions tutor listed as a contact for that course: