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    I’ve been researching into major/minor degrees and I believe it would be most suited to me do something like this! I love English Lit and I’ve always wanted to do it at university, however I think a flexible honours would be more practical and serve me better in improving my employability and broaden my horizons for a future career. I’d have my major in English and a minor in either Law or Politics- is this possible? I’d like to go Uni of Manchester but I’m not sure whether the two would be accepted, what are your thoughts or if you have any advice that would be great!
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    I’ve been researching into major/minor degrees and I believe it would be most suited to me do something like this! I love English Lit and I’ve always wanted to do it at university, however I think a flexible honours would be more practical and serve me better in improving my employability and broaden my horizons for a future career. I’d have my major in English and a minor in either Law or Politics- is this possible? I’d like to go Uni of Manchester but I’m not sure whether the two would be accepted, what are your thoughts or if you have any advice that would be great!
    It doesnt say.

    http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/di...px?DocID=25415

    You have to ask them. Id think Law and or Politics would be appropriate ans you can study them in isolated modules.

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    Major and minor is for America, this isn't America. Stop watching American TV shows and start looking at how things are done in this country.
    Well, seeing as I’ve specifically been looking at flexible honours at certain universities such as Manchester, and the terminology used is “major” being your main course and “minor” another that is worth less units, it isn’t just from America and I haven’t been inspired by American TV shows or programmes anyway. Thanks for trying though!
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    If the course offers major/minor combined honours routes then potentially yes. Whether those specific subjects are available depend on the university and how they timetable them - some combinations just aren't possible due to consistent clashes between the modules.

    It's worth noting those that do offer such combined honours courses don't normally have a "minor" in Law, but rather Law Studies or Socio-Legal Studies, due to how Law is accredited and the function of a Law degree overall. Outside of the name this is usually the same, although sometimes you may not be able to take some core Law options - again this varies.

    For universities that don't offer these types of courses explicitly, you may well be able to take optional modules in those areas, subject to timetabling and if both departments accept it (sometimes it's automatic, sometimes you'll need them signed off). It's unlikely it will be formally recognized as a "minor" on your degree or transcript, although some (such as Southampton) do make a note of it.
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    (Original post by Devonrose)
    I’ve been researching into major/minor degrees and I believe it would be most suited to me do something like this! I love English Lit and I’ve always wanted to do it at university, however I think a flexible honours would be more practical and serve me better in improving my employability and broaden my horizons for a future career. I’d have my major in English and a minor in either Law or Politics- is this possible? I’d like to go Uni of Manchester but I’m not sure whether the two would be accepted, what are your thoughts or if you have any advice that would be great!
    Look for unis which offer degrees such as Combined Honours or Liberal Arts. The titles vary from uni to uni.

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