I was completely unaware of Combined Honours when I applied to Newcastle Uni. On my UCAS application, I put in the course code for Media, Communication and Cultural Studies and thought that was that…
Out of pure chance, after receiving my offer, I stumbled upon Combined Honours while browsing through the uni’s website. From that moment, the programme greatly appealed to me. I could continue studying Media while also studying another subject.
The beauty of Combined is that you have the freedom to choose from around 20 different subjects, from Archaeology to Spanish. As the complement to Media, I chose Business. Both have great overlap and real-life applicability post-graduation.
Combined also allows you to undertake a range of specific modules. They can include Graduate Development – if you’re on the Student Staff Committee, a peer mentor, a Peer Assisted Study Support Advisor, a society officer – and even a Final Year Project module if you don’t want to do the regular dissertation. Last year I did the Investigating Newcastle module, helping me learn more about the city I would spend my undergraduate years in.
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Aside from its flexibility, the Combined Honours Centre is known for being very supportive of its students – whether you want to do a Year Abroad or Placement Year or need help resolving a more personal issue.
It’s not just me who thinks that choosing a Combined Honours degree is worth it. The programme was ranked 1st in the UK and had a 99% satisfaction score in last year’s National Student Survey.
I think I’ve convinced you to pick Combined Honours as your degree programme – you won’t find one like it elsewhere.
Will you be looking out this window next year?