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    Do all universities offer joint honours or only a small few because I can't find much information on the joint honours options on the UCAS website or the Unis websites. I'm currently thinking about doing a Natural Sciences degree but am wondering whether a joint honours degree in Chemistry and Maths may be better but I don't know what Unis offer this???

    Also, in a joint honours degree, would I be able to weight it more towards one subject or maybe even change completely after say a year to just studying for the one of the two subjects???


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    Just use the UCAS course search function. Most universities run joint honours courses, and most give some flexibility about the weighting.
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    Something like 60% of people here don't graduate with the degree they applied for...
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    The vast majority of universities, if not all, offer at least some joint honours courses. They may also offer degrees like Natural Sciences (where you can take modules from Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Philosophy or Archaeology - just some examples) and Combined Honours degrees (take three or four subjects together).

    How it will be weighted will really depend on the university and programme. Many Joint Honours programmes will be split 50:50 but this is certainly not all, especially when it's stated (to use an American term, minor and major). Also, if you take a Combined Honours degree (offered at Durham, Exeter and Newcastle plus a few others) you should be able to cater the programme to your tastes. Say take four modules of history but only two of English. But again, this will vary. I think for Newcastle you need to take an equal number in the first year and then you can specialise in two the following years.

    About transferring to single honours from joint honours, again this varies. The simple answer is that universities will try and leave some space for current students to transfer programmes with some exceptions (exceptionally competitive and oversubscribed courses). If you decided to take. But whether or not you're allowed to depends on merit (your academic achievement during the year), the support of the departments and whether or not you've passed all required first year modules as there are sometimes pre-requisites.

    Is that clear, it's a basic (not to mention rushed) answer, but this sort of thing really does vary.
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    Use course search on ucas. There are eleven universities that offer chemistry and/with maths.

    As to your other question: depends on the uni, most joint honours courses are reasonably flexible though.
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    Pretty much every university offers Joint Honours courses of some sort.

    To get a definitive list on UCAS, search UCAS for one of the subjects you're interested in and simply look on the individual pages for the actual JH course you want.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Just use the UCAS course search function. Most universities run joint honours courses, and most give some flexibility about the weighting.
    :ditto:

    That basically, listen to the man :p: There's me rushing into overly detailed and complex answers.

    A basic UCAS search is the best place to start. But there can be so much variation and flexibility.

    (Original post by terpineol)
    Something like 60% of people here don't graduate with the degree they applied for...
    I heard 98% of statistics were made up

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    (Original post by River85)

    I heard 98% of statistics were made up

    :getmecoat:
    Not a clue what the exact numbers are, but I remember a figure of that order.

    The scottish system does seem very good at allowing subject hopping.
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    (Original post by River85)
    I heard 98% of statistics were made up
    No, it is 87.65%.
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    Search for both courses on the UCAS search thing. But also look at them seperately, because some do combined honours, so e.g. look up all Maths courses first to find combined honours- (Maths) see if they have your combo on the website and decide that way.

    Oh, and Keele does a ton of joint honours, most of them are allowed to be unusual too.
 
 
 
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