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Combined Honours in Social Sciences

The degree in brief

Design your own bespoke degree in our flexible programme.

Combined Honours in Social Sciences provides flexibility and choice across Durham University’s breadth of world renowned research-led education, allowing you to create a bespoke, academically ambitious degree programme suited to your individual interests, strengths and career plans. Our Combined Honours programme enables you to choose modules from two, three or even four subjects, enabling you to develop your expertise or to explore new interests. The programme provides a flexible, multidisciplinary framework with the opportunity to spend a year abroad, preparing you for your career ambitions.

Within Combined Honours in Social Sciences, you can also follow our exciting Human Sciences pathway, combining key modules from Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography and Sociology to provide a comprehensive scientific understanding of what it means to be human.

As a Combined Social Sciences student, you will be focusing on subjects in the Social Sciences, but you can also take up to half of your degree in subjects in the Arts and Humanities. If you want to focus on subjects in the Arts and Humanites with the option to also study some subjects in the Social Sciences, you would need to apply for the Liberal Arts degree (LA01). If you are looking to focus on Science subjects, but also study a Social Sciences subject, you would need to apply for the Natural Sciences degree (CFG0/FGC0).