Combining Subjects – The Benefits

There are a number of reasons you may wish to consider studying two subjects from the broad range available to you.

Choice

The University of Liverpool is one of only a few UK universities that offers this kind of flexible degree. With 30 subjects and over 200 subject combinations to choose from, there’s bound to be a programme that suits your interests. What’s more, by studying two subjects you will acquire breadth as well as depth of knowledge, allowing you to make connections across disciplines. In doing so, you will develop skills that may enhance the opportunities available to you when you graduate.


Flexibility

We understand that choosing what to study at university can be daunting and that things can change once you start your degree. That’s why most Honours Select degrees give you the opportunity to adjust the weighting of your chosen subjects at the end of your first year.* As a result, you will have the reassurance of being able to shape the focus of your degree as your interests and strengths evolve.

*Please note that there are some combinations where this option is not available. You cannot increase the weighting of Management School subjects, nor can you increase the Law component of a 50/50 degree involving Law, due to module requirements for qualifying law degrees. Games Design Studies, meanwhile, is currently only available at 50% and 25%.


Employability

Recruiters actively target universities where they believe they will find students with the mix of knowledge and skills to fit their organisation. As a member of the Russell Group, Liverpool’s reputation consistently attracts major employers who return to campus year after year.

We speak regularly with these employers about what they are looking for in graduate recruits. What they typically value above all else is versatility. With the jobs market evolving constantly in response to cultural and technological developments, the ability to respond and adapt to change is crucial. Studying two subjects and developing expertise across multiple disciplines as part of your degree will help to prepare you for this world, enabling you to stand out from other graduates.


Recognition

Your degree certificate will refer clearly to the subjects you choose, demonstrating to prospective employers the breadth of knowledge and the multidisciplinary skills you will have acquired during the course of your studies. For 50/50 programmes, you degree will be listed as – for example – Sociology and Criminology, while a Major/Minor degree will be listed as – for example – Sociology with Criminology.


Study Abroad

Studying abroad and immersing yourself in a different culture is a great way to expand your horizons and further enhance your employability in a global jobs market. The University of Liverpool has partner universities in 27 countries, including our unique joint venture in China at Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University. As an Honours Select student, you can apply to spend part of your degree overseas if both of your chosen subjects have compatible partners. Visit our Study Abroad and Year in China pages for more information.