The Benefits

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, to suit your specific interests, academic strengths and career aspirations.


With over 30 different subjects to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding a course that suits your interests and ambitions. Take a look at our Honours Select grids and see what’s right for you.


We understand that for some it can be a daunting task committing to study one subject, which is why we give you the chance to either specialise in one or focus on two. For those students who decide on a combination, you’ll have the flexibility and reassurance of adjusting the weighting of each subject after your first year, making it tailored to suit you.

If you’re considering a Single Honours degree, there’s no reason you can’t try something else in your first year alongside your main subject. If you decide it’s not right for you, then you can simply choose to specialise entirely after your first year and still come out with a Single Honours degree.


We’ve spoken to many employers about what they look for in graduate recruits. Above all else they want people who can demonstrate flexibility, versatility and possess multi-disciplinary skills – these are the skills that will make you stand out from the competition and it’s these skills that you’ll gain through choosing Honours Select, whether you decide to focus on one subject or two.


You can be reassured that upon graduation you’ll receive a certificate that clearly credits and acknowledges the subject/s you have chosen. This certificate will be proof of all your hard work, focus and commitment, as well as provide evidence to prospective employers of your strength in one specialised field or your breadth of knowledge across more than one discipline.


The University of Liverpool is one of only a few select universities across the UK to offer this flexible, tailored and innovative approach to learning. We want you to be able to study a degree that’s not only innovative in its approach, but one that is designed and built around you.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an amazing opportunity for you to spend part of your degree studying at a prestigious Partner University in Europe or across the globe. As an Honours Select student, you can apply to study abroad if both your subjects have compatible partners. Take a look at our Study Abroad and individual subject pages for more information.