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Is the combined honours (triple) at Sheffield seen as less useful than, say, a dual honours?
I want to do Russian,French and Linguistics as a triple combined honours but if the degree will be seen as less valuable than, say, a degree in Russian and Linguistics then I’ll go for the latter.
It probably sounds like a stupid question, I know, but I’m really unsure about it? Will it just say “combined honours” or will it list my subjects? Do you end up learning less? I’m kind of leaning towards the dual honours anyway,I just don’t want to lose my French because I love the language. Thanks
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Is the combined honours (triple) at Sheffield seen as less useful than, say, a dual honours?
I want to do Russian,French and Linguistics as a triple combined honours but if the degree will be seen as less valuable than, say, a degree in Russian and Linguistics then I’ll go for the latter.
It probably sounds like a stupid question, I know, but I’m really unsure about it? Will it just say “combined honours” or will it list my subjects? Do you end up learning less? I’m kind of leaning towards the dual honours anyway,I just don’t want to lose my French because I love the language. Thanks
I believe the degree will list all three subjects, but you should double check and ask the university directly.

You will inventively end up learning less, but some people prefer to have a broad knowledge of various different subjects rather than a deep knowledge of one or two. Personally, I think taking a difficult language like Russian requires at least 50% of your time, any less than that and you risk graduating with sub par language skills.

I assume Sheffield uni has a language centre, most unis do, you could take French evening classes there in your own time.
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I believe the degree will list all three subjects, but you should double check and ask the university directly.

You will inventively end up learning less, but some people prefer to have a broad knowledge of various different subjects rather than a deep knowledge of one or two. Personally, I think taking a difficult language like Russian requires at least 50% of your time, any less than that and you risk graduating with sub par language skills.

I assume Sheffield uni has a language centre, most unis do, you could take French evening classes there in your own time.
I hadn't thought about taking French classes in my spare time.
To be fair, I'd rather have a deeper knowledge of two courses than a broad knowledge of three - I'm not really interested in an actual degree in French, but I felt it would be a waste of 7 years of French lessons if I was going to forget it all by the time I'd left university. I'll probably go for the dual honours then. Thanks!
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