A joint honours degree (also known as dual honours, double majors, or Two Subject Moderatorship) is a specific type of degree offered generally at the Honours Bachelor's degree level by certain universities in Ireland, the UK, Canada, Malta, and Australia. In a joint honours degree, two subjects are studied concurrently within the timeframe of one honours.
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A joint honours degree typically requires at least half, often almost all, of the credits required for each of its respective subjects. The two subjects do not have to be highly related; indeed, a true joint honours degree overlaps faculties, not just subjects. However, students often pick two subjects that are interrelated in some fundamental way (such as both subjects are in the arts).
Usually, joint honours degrees have higher requirements for entry than a single honours degree, requiring the approval of both departments concerned. The two subjects are then taken at the same levels and at the academic standards as those taking either subject as a single honours major. It is usual for these degrees to entail more study than a single honours degree (for example, both majors must be passed to earn the "joint degree" and honours must be obtained in the case of each major to earn the honours degree title); whereas this would normally apply to the only one subject major for a single honours student. In some cases, students would have significantly more final year project work and could be examined on this by both departments in question. Many British universities now have a dedicated Centre for Joint Honours Degrees which assists students with timetable structuring, etc.
A joint honours degree is different from BA (Hons.) degree where two subjects are listed in the degree title. In a single honours degree, one of these is a major and the other a minor; In a BA/BSc/BEng (Joint Hons.) both subjects are majors. A joint honours degree is also different from a double degree scheme: a double degree entails two separate degrees (e.g., a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts) each of which with their own electives, etc.
Selected examples of joint honours degrees:Biology and Chemistry
Business and Management
Business and Economics
Computing and Business
Computing and Mathematics
Drama and History of Art
Economics and Accountancy
Economics and Management
Economics and Philosophy
Forensics and Anthropology
History and International Relations
History and Literature
History and Politics
Journalism and Literature
Mathematics and Computer Science
A Modern Foreign Language and Linguistics
A Modern Foreign Language and History
A Modern Foreign Language and a Classical Language (for example French and Latin)
Modern Languages and History
Music and Education
Palaeobiology and Geology
Palaeontology and Evolution
Physics and Mathematics
Physics and Philosophy
Physiology and Pharmacology
Politics and International Relations
Structural Engineering and Architecture
The following person studied a joint honours degree.J. K. Rowling (1982-1986) - French and Classics at the University of Exeter