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Surrey's unique Major/Minor degrees

Surrey's new Major/Minor undergraduate degrees let you master your favourite subject while gaining insight into a different topic, with unique linking modules that help you make connections.

Major/Minor degrees are popular in American universities, but now you don't have to study in the USA to enjoy this flexible, personalised undergraduate option. Major/Minor degrees are coming to Surrey from 2015 - and they're a new direction for higher education in the UK.

Here's how it works: You choose from our dozens of intriguing Major/Minor combinations in the social sciences, psychology, languages, literature, media, creative writing and the arts. You dedicate around 70 per cent of your studies to mastering your Major subject, with most of your remaining time spent exploring a second topic.

But unlike the mere combined-studies programmes at other British universities, you also take specific linking modules that build understanding of how your two areas of study relate to each other.

These 'integrative' modules bring you together with students who are taking the same Major subject as you, but who may be studying different Minor subjects from a range of disciplines. This provides fertile ground for cross-pollination of ideas, with each student bringing a unique and exciting angle to the tutorial discussions.

Choose from our dozens of intriguing Major/Minor combinations in the social sciences, psychology, languages, literature, media, creative writing and the arts.

You will become part of a diverse ‘home base’ group of fellow Major-subject students who will accompany you from enrolment to graduation, while you join students from the relevant stand-alone degree programmes for modules in your Major and Minor studies. You will also have the option of taking a Professional Training placement that allows you to spend time working or studying with one of our 2,300 placement partners, either abroad or in the UK. This combination gives you the chance to build a particularly large and varied network during your time at university, preparing you for careers in business, journalism, academia, the creative industries, the public and third sectors, politics, international organisations and more.

This unique Surrey Major/Minor approach gives you a focused programme of study that broadens your horizons to an unbeatable degree. The result? Wonderful experiences, unbeatable knowledge and an eye-catching degree that demonstrates your ability to think differently.

Choose your own combination from our full range of Major/Minor degrees.