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Combined Honours and Interdisciplinary Studies

Combined Honours and Interdisciplinary Studies

With the number of students graduating each year steadily increasing it has become very difficult for employers to differentiate between them. A graduate offering a range of skills and subject knowledge in two or more subject will definitely stand out from the crowd. Usually combined honours students are looked upon more favourably by employers compared to their single honours counterparts due to the multiple skills they can offer. As a consequence of this students are increasingly moving away from the prescribed and limited single honours  programmes and embracing the flexibility and choice afforded to them by studying a combined honours degree.

At Aston we offer two different types of full-time degree programmes.

  • Combined Honours - two equally weighted subjects (60 credits each/year) are studied over either three or four years (sandwich course).
  • Major-Minor programmes - two subjects are studied again either over three or four years, but the weighting of the subject differs. The major subject is weighted at 80 credits/year and the minor subject weighted at 40 credits/year. 

We offer 14 different subjects and over 70 different subject combinations. The list below shows subjects you can choose to study. For a more in depth explanation of each course and the options available to combine with it you can click on the links below the table.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research