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For a joint honours degree, English and Philosophy for instance, how do I tell if it consists of an equal split or if one is major or minor??


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English AND philosophy = 50/50 degree

English WITH philosophy = 66/33 degree. Aka Major in English.


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For a joint honours degree, English and Philosophy for instance, how do I tell if it consists of an equal split or if one is major or minor??


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Usually if it's titled 'English AND Philosophy' it's 50:50. Whereas 'Philosophy WITH English' would probably be 75% Philosophy and 25% English. The split can be different, though. 'English with Philosophy' would be the other way around. (I could be wrong, though )

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Thank you both so much.

So why is it that some courses are entitled to "History and International relations" and others "International relations and history" if at the end of the day they're both 50/50


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For a joint honours degree, English and Philosophy for instance, how do I tell if it consists of an equal split or if one is major or minor??


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Only way to tell for sure is to look at the course syllabus. All this "with means 67/33" is nonsense
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So why is it that some courses are entitled to "History and International relations" and others "International relations and history" if at the end of the day they're both 50/50
It might be marketing consultants thinking one sounds more attractive; it might be that the course is administered by the first-named department; it might be that a university has an alphabetical order policy; some universities always put the courses they tack on second (e.g philosophy at Oxford); or it may just be that the head of one faculty won a willy-waving contest with the head of the other faculty.
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I study 2 subjects (English Language & Psychology) with a 50/50 split- it is, however, officially called a 'Combined Honours' course, instead of 'Joint Honours' one (even though Joint Honours courses at my university also have a 50/ 50 subject split)...

I would therefore definitely second the notion that you should actually check with the individual university (prospectus, syllabus etc) before making any assumptions about subject weighting!

(PS- Just to confuse matters further, I've even seen some JH courses called things like 'Joint Honours ___ with Minor ___' haha )
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