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    I am accepted onto Ba Philosophy and History of Art Joint hons at Leeds university. My aspiration at the current time is to progress on to a Ma, eventually a PhD, and work in academia (Maybe I am too ambitious ).
    I'm wondering if I made the right decision choosing a joint course when I want to go down this route, which makes it quite important that I end up with a good grade of at least a 2:1.

    I'm currently doing a psychology and business degree (I'm in third year). Overall, I'm glad I switched over to this degree course, as I was just doing straight psychology at the beginning. I feel like doing a joint degree looks great on CVs and applications, and is great to talk about in interviews, as you can put a spin on it talking about how you basically had to do two degrees at the same time. I've really enjoyed having such a varied degree, as each lecture you're learning about something completely different, while I know some of my friends just doing psychology have gotten really bored of learning about nothing but psychology.
    The main downside for me is that the people on my degree are kind of forgotten about by the university. Obviously straight psychology and straight business have many more students doing them, so the university tends to make sure they have the best resources and are confident with what they are doing before they turn to you. However this really hasn't been too much of an issue for me yet. Furthermore, it can be quite difficult switching from one subject to another. For example psychology and business use two different referencing systems, and expect very different things in terms of exam answers, so it is more work.
    I would say though that if you're passionate about both subjects, don't let the fact that it's a joint degree stop you!

    I'd say people's experience will vary between universities and courses, for some they'll be harder than single honours because you will be expected to keep up with the single honours students because if you didn't do that you would end up doing a quite specialised or less intensive set of modules.
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