Joint degrees allow you to study two complementary subjects as part of a single undergraduate qualification.
At Reading, we offer a wide range of joint degrees, and your time will be split between the subjects according to the type of course:
- Joint honours degrees are designed so that you study two subjects equally. For example, on our BSc Geography and Archaeology degree, you would spend half of your time studying geography and the other half studying archaeology.
- Combined honours degrees are designed so that you can study the core modules from both subject areas, but focus on one subject area in greater detail. For example, on our BA English Literature with Creative Writing degree, you would take modules in both subject areas, but a higher proportion would be in English literature.
View our joint degree courses
Browse our subject pages to see all of the joint courses we offer.
Support during your studies
There will be plenty of support available to help you get the most out of your joint degree at Reading.
You'll be equally at home in both departments, but you will have one academic tutor who will support you throughout your degree.
Most of our joint degrees offer you the flexibility to switch to single honours at the end of the first year if you want to, as long as you qualify by passing the right exams.
Enhance your employability
Studying a joint degree can be a fantastic opportunity to gain a broad variety of skills valued by employers. It can equip you to pursue work or further study in both subject areas and also shows that you're adaptable, flexible and good at managing your time.