Joint degrees may allow the pursuit of two passionate academic interests but often they are fashioned towards a particular career path. Taking a modern foreign language as part of your degree may be seen as a positive indicator for all future careers in an increasingly globalized working world.
'My time management and confidence have improved so much by studying both English Literature and Film & Theatre. My course is helping me specialise in contemporary literature and analysing directorial decisions for a job as a lead writer for a film company in America.'
'Studying English Literature and International Relations is the perfect degree for me: it combines my interest in literature with my hope for a future career in international development. With a joint degree, your knowledge becomes extensive: I have studied Milton and Modern Government, Victorian England and the Arab Spring.'