University Of Greenwich Joint Honours

By | 9th June 2017

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University Of Greenwich Joint Honours

The following links take you to the online prospectus where you will find an outline of the available combinations. Many of these subjects can be combined with non-Humanities subjects, e.g. Business, Computing and Education.

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University Of Greenwich Joint Honours

Undergraduate degrees

Degrees offered

The university offers a range of undergraduate courses, including foundation degrees, honours degrees and combined honours degrees, as well as DipHE, HND and HNC qualifications. Find the right programme for you by searching our online prospectus.

Honours degrees

Most Bachelor degrees in the UK are based on the honours degree system. The degree title is normally shortened to BA Hons. The honours part of the degree indicates that the degree is more comprehensive than an ordinary Bachelor degree. In most cases it also indicates that you will have to complete a written piece of work called a dissertation in the last year of your degree. A dissertation at Bachelor level is normally approximately 10,000 words.

Degree structure

Programmes are usually divided into a number of courses. Each course is awarded a particular credit value and you work towards achieving the programme by accumulating credit. We have developed an undergraduate scheme offering a range of options that enable you to pursue your own areas of interest. You can choose to start on a broad-based programme and then specialise, or after exploring new opportunities, bring new subjects into your programme.

With our combined honours programmes you can study more than one subject from the outset. The subjects you study are reflected in the title of your final award. It may also be possible to move from one programme to another, particularly at the end of stage one (usually after the first year if you are studying full-time) should you find something that suits you better.

The structure is straightforward and easy to navigate around. There is no complicated modular system to grapple with, just lots of interesting opportunities. Once you have decided what your main area of interest is, such as engineering, education or law, you can consider the programmes that allow you to include these subjects. Once you have embarked upon your programme you will have the opportunity to select options that will allow you to pursue your specialist interest. The range of choices is only constrained in cases where a professional body requires it or when timetables clash.

Normally, a full-time student takes 120 credits a year, and most degrees require a total of 360 credits. This is increasingly a national ‘currency’, which is designed to make transfer from one university to another easier, as well as facilitating moves between programmes at the university.