Our Honours Select Degrees

Choice, flexibility, breadth, employability

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are offering an innovative way to study called Honours Select.

This flexible approach enables students to build their own named degree programmes from a wide range of subject areas. Students also have the opportunity to decide on the balance of their degree, choosing from either Single Honours (100), Joint Honours (50:50) or Major/Minor (75:25). This flexibility allows students to explore their options and settle into university life before deciding how their final degree will look.

Find out more about Honours Select.

Joint Honours (50:50)

Please note, that in some areas subject specific requirements will be required. For Joint Honours (50:50) combinations, students will need to satisfy the subject specific entry requirements for both subject areas. Please check the entry requirements tab on each subject page on our website for further details and information on entry requirements for non-A level qualifications.

Major/Minor (75:25)

For Major/ Minor combinations, the entry requirements for the Major subject will apply. For example, if the Major subject asked for ABB at A level and the Minor subject required AAA, the entry requirements would be ABB. The subject specific requirements for the major subject must also be met. Generally, we don’t require students to achieve subject specific entry requirements for their chosen Minor. However, as French is not currently offered at Beginners’ Level, we will usually require a B at A level in French to study it as a Minor. The only exception is the A level requirement for Economics at 25% for which we would require a grade B in A level Mathematics.

Changing your subject combination

Honours Select allows you to adapt the weighting of the subjects you study by 25% after the first year, helping you to keep your options open. However, there are a couple of exceptions:


If you wish to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree in order to practice Law, you will need to study a Single Honours (100%) or Major in Law (75%).

Although Honours Select allows students to move in a 25% increment at the end of the first year of study, due to module requirements for a Qualifying Law degree, it is not possible to transfer from 50% to 75% Law once you have commenced your course. In other words you can’t transfer into a Qualifying Law Degree programme.

Business and Economics

If you choose to study a Business or Economics pathway in ULMS in combination with another subject you cannot increase the weighting from 25% to 50% or from 50% to 75%.