Combined Degree Scheme
The new Combined Degree Scheme is for those who want the flexibility to study two subjects in a major/minor combination. You gain subject knowledge in two areas, so you can explore subjects you are passionate about, broaden your intellectual capabilities, and potentially increase your career options. You can choose from a full BA, Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education, depending on the time you have available to study and your existing qualifications.
For the 2012/13 academic year, you can choose a major or a minor subject from English, Philosophy and Theology, with Computing available as a minor option. The degree will comprise 75 per cent courses from your major, and 25 per cent courses from your minor. The award title reflects the combination and weight of subjects, for example, BA English with Philosophy indicates you studied a major in English and minor in Philosophy.
Increase your career prospects
Many employers value people with a breadth of subject knowledge. Studying a combined degree will also equip you with transferable skills that will be useful in a range of careers. Furthermore, studying by distance learning helps you develop your independent thinking and analysis, self-organisation and self-discipline - skills that are important wherever your career or life journey takes you.
Learn from the experts
These combined degrees draw on the academic expertise of three University of London Colleges. The Philosophy programme has been developed by Birkbeck, University of London, which has one of the highest ranking Philosophy departments in the UK. The Theology courses are directed by Heythrop College, a specialist College of theology within the University of London. Goldsmiths, University of London, one of the UK’s leading creative universities, is responsible for the English and Computing courses.
Flexible study options
You can choose from a full BA (12 courses), Diploma of Higher Education (8 courses) or a Certificate of Higher Education (4 courses). The Certificate is an ideal option if you don't feel ready to commit to a full Diploma or degree programme or don't have the qualifications to meet our entrance requirements. Once you pass the Certificate, you can transfer your registration to the Diploma or BA. You can also transfer to the BA on completion of the Diploma.
You have up to eight years to complete your degree so you can fit your studies around your other commitments.