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    Basically I'm putting in my UCAS application this week but before I send it away I had a question about whether if you did a joint degree (for me it will be theology and philosophy at St Andrews), if I decided I didn't like one of them could I just drop one and continue my degree with the other?
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    Some joint degrees, for example Maths and German, are like two halves of different degrees and, subject to your university's agreement, you would be able to drop down to just one or the other. This isn't always the case though - sometimes there isn't space for anyone else on the single course or you haven't covered enough of the pre-requisites for the second or third year.

    Philosophy and Theology seems more like one subject with an "and" title, like say French Language and Culture. It's more like they're saying our specialism in Philosophy is Theology or we take quite a theological approach to philosophy. In that case it might not be possible to "drop" the other subject but you might be able to choose options that minimise the amount of that subject you do.

    I don't know the St Andrews course at all. If they offer just Philosophy and just Theology as well as the joint course that's a good indication that it's more like example one than example two. If there is one part that you are uncertain about have a good look at how much module choice you get in later years to see how much you could avoid it if necessary.
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