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B.Sc. in X and Y with the Natural Sciences programme

The decision as to whether you will follow a Joint Honours Degree in two subjects or a Natural Sciences degree in two or more subjects is normally taken at the end of the first year of study, follow the link Subjects to find the list. All students intending to apply for a BSc "Joint Honours" degree apply for Natural Sciences (code CFG0). With a Joint Honours Degree, you

  • study the same two subjects in all three years, but students may be allowed to study other subjects as well in your first year depending on the subjects being combined and the timetable.
  • can vary the balance between the two subjects in all years assuming the timetable and regulations will allow it.
  • can never take more than 80 credits in one subject and not less than 40 credits in the other subject.
  • need to take at least 20 and in most cases 40 credits of Capstone modules in Year 3.

The degree title is:

B.Sc. in X and Y within the Natural Sciences programme

where X and Y are the two subjects studied.

B.Sc. "Joint Honours" Combinations available are shown in the table denoted by a * in a white box below

 AnBiBsChCSESEcGgMaPhPyPs
AnBlack Box* Black Box Purple Box Purple Box Purple Box Black Box Black Box Purple Box Black Box Blue BoxGreen Box 
Bi*Black Box Purple Box *Purple Box *Blue Box **Purple Box * *
BsBlack Box Purple Box Black Box Purple Box *Purple Box Black Box Black Box Purple Box Black Box Blue Box Blue Box 
Ch Purple Box  * Purple Box  Black Box  Green Box  * Orange Box  Purple Box  * Purple Box  * Red Box 
CS Purple Box  Purple Box  * Green Box  Black Box  Blue Box  Blue Box  Purple Box  * Purple Box  * Blue Box 
ES Purple Box  * Purple Box  * Blue Box  Black Box  Red Box  * Red Box  Purple Box  Green Box  Red Box 
Ec Black Box  Blue Box  Black Box  Orange Box  Blue Box  Red Box  Black Box  Black Box  *  Black Box  Red Box  *
Gg Black Box  * Black Box  Purple Box  Purple Box  * Black Box  Black Box  Purple Box  Black Box  Purple Box  Purple Box 
Ma Purple Box  * Purple Box  * * Red Box  * Purple Box  Black Box  * * *
Ph Black Box  Purple Box  Black Box  Purple Box  Purple Box  Purple Box  Black Box  Black Box  * Black Box  *  Black Box 
Py Blue Box  * Blue Box  * * Black Box  Red Box  Purple Box  * * Black Box  Red Box 
Ps Green Box  * Blue Box  Red Box  Blue Box  Red Box  * Purple Box  * Black Box  Red Box  Black Box 

Click on the starred link to reveal the regulations for current students. If a combination is not starred, it may still be possible to combine the subjects. The colour coding corresponds to whether the combined pair is offered elsewhere within the University or the likelihood that the pair will successfully combine over a 3-year degree, see further down this page for a colour key descriptors.

The following abbreviations apply (see Subjects for a description of the groupings):

Group 1Group 2Group 3ColourLikehood of subject pair timetabling
Bi Biology An Anthropology Sp Sport Black Box Offered elsewhere in the University
Ch Chemistry Bs Business Ed Education Red Box is less than 40%.
CS Computer Science Ec Economics     Orange Box is between 40% and 55%.
ES Earth Sciences Gg Geography     Yellow Box is between 55% and 70%.
Ma Mathematics Ph Philosophy     Green Box 100%!
Py Physics         Blue Box is between 70% and 85%.
Ps Psychology         Purple Box is strictly between 85% and 100%.

 In the event that the likelihood of a pair of subjects timetabling is no less than 40%, then applicants may apply for this pair of subjects in isolation.

In the event that the likelihood of a pair of subjects timetabling is less than 40% (categorized by a red rectangle), then applicants should apply for three subjects with no guarantee that the first two will be offered. Candidates who fail to specifying three subjects will have an unsuccessful application.

See the exemplars for non combinations that are not Joint Honours pairs.