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    Hi, I was wondering what people thought about joint honors in arts rather than doing an English lit degree solely?
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    Useful. Especially if you have another obvious interest, and the two subjects are compatible. English and History is an obvious combo, so it English with another language, but graduates with more than one subject are highly sort after by employers (unless the other subject is something 'weak' like Dance Studies or Creative Writing).

    Good Unis to look at for lots of joint/combined subjects are : Keele, Essex, Oxford Brooks, Kent, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Reading.

    Remember to also look at subjects like American Studies which would combine American Literature with the study of the culture, history and politics of the USA, or a new 4 year degree subject called Liberal Studies (Bristol, Exeter) which combines a range of Humanities/Social Science subjects. Both American Studies and Liberal Arts have a year abroad in the US - highly recommended.
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    (Original post by Teddysmith123)
    Hi, I was wondering what people thought about joint honors in arts rather than doing an English lit degree solely?
    Hello! I am a third year student studying English Literature and History of Art and would recommend doing a joint honours degree. It is split evenly, but you are applying different skills whilst learning about two different subjects and although sometimes challenging, it is very rewarding. I picked a joint honours degree because I could not narrow my interests to one subject and so it was the perfect comprimise. Also you will find that some of the topics you learn cross over, even in ways you would not expect, so its very useful having extra information that you can apply to your work.

    Career wise, it opens up more options and even if you choose a job that doesn't relate specifically to a part of your degree, you are showing the employer that you have specialised in two different subjects and have applied different skills in your learning.

    I am currently doing a dissertation that combines the two subjects together which has been very interesting so you may get the chance to do this too.

    At Reading there are many different joint degrees you can do with English Literature, here is the link below:
    http://www.reading.ac.uk/english-lit...e-courses.aspx

    Our final open day is on the 25th October and you can book on the website if you wanted to visit. If you can't make it then campus tours run every Wednesday so do get in touch!

    I hope that all helps. Feel free to ask any more questions
    Pip, third year English Literature and History of Art
 
 
 
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