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Joint courses – University of Reading

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    Benefit from a broader range of skills and interdisciplinary knowledge

  • Combine a language with another subject or another language

Joint courses

We offer an exceptional selection of joint courses. Maximise your time at university and boost your career prospects by combining your modern language studies with another subject.

Our joint courses allow you to study two separate subjects in detail and gain a full qualification in each.  Studying two subjects adds breadth to your knowledge base and equips you with skills from two different disciplines. You will also gain valuable time management skills in balancing your studies.

Complement your language studies with a subject chosen from our from a wide and diverse range of subjects , including  Business Administration, Classical Studies, Economics, English Literature or Language,  History, International Relations, International Development, Business or another language.

 A group of Modern Language students on their Year Abroad

Course structure

Joint courses are carefully designed so that you  spend around 50% of your time on each subject. You will study the core modules from both degree programmes allowing you to examine the two subjects in depth. On a single degree programmes students select a range of optional modules to study in addition their core modules.

We regularly review our range of modules to ensure what you are learning is applicable, relevant and up to date with latest developments in both disciplines. 

You will be equally at home in both departments, but your academic tutor will sit within the Department of Languages and Cultures.


Joint courses enable you to develop a broader range of transferable skills. Students who take joint courses degrees can demonstrate a range of competencies and abilities in a number of areas.

Henley Business School

All our business and management joint degree courses are delivered in collaboration with the University of Reading Henley Business School.

Joint courses

Explore our full range of undergraduate joint degree courses,  enabling you to combine a language with another subject.

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