Honours Select

Honours Select

Honours Select gives you the opportunity to design your own joint honours degree from a vast range of subjects across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Please note: If you are looking for information on programmes due to start in September 2019, you can find information on Honours Select for entry 2019 here.

Why combine subjects?

Suit your specific interests, academic strengths and career aspirations. The flexibility of our framework allows you to change your programme by a 25% increment at the end of your first year, so you can be confident that you have control over the direction of your studies at Liverpool.

Choice and flexibility

We realise choosing a subject to study can be a daunting task, and we understand that a lot can change once you start studying. That’s why we give you the choice to study one or two subjects and, for the majority of combinations, allow you the opportunity to change your programme by a 25% increment at the end of your first year.

Through Honours Select, after studying your chosen two subjects at equal weighting in Year One, you can then choose to continue with both subjects at 50% or increase/decrease subject weighting by 25%. Example: You may choose to apply for Joint Honours ‘English and History’, but after Year One you opt to decrease the weighting of History by 25% and increase the weighting of English to 75%.

How does it work?

Look at the Joint Honours Select grid and choose your first subject of interest from the vertical list, working across the grid to see if it is available in combination with your second subject of interest on the horizontal list. Available combinations will show the relevant UCAS code, combinations that are greyed out are not currently available. When you find a combination that interests you, check the programme pages for both subjects to learn more, and use the UCAS code on the grid to apply.

Studying two subjects at University really helped me prepare for life in my professional career. Throughout my degree, having to balance the workload of two contrasting subjects was both enjoyable and challenging and helped develop my time management skills. In work, it is very rare that you’ll have just one project to focus on, so being able to plan and prioritise your time well is crucial if you want to succeed.

Sean Chappell Criminology and Philosophy BA (Hons)