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Joint Honours Information

Guidance for Jointly Taught Students

Jointly Taught Programmes of study are popular with Cardiff students. For example they currently account for 21% of students in MUSIC, 69% of students in SOCSI and 72% of students in EUROS*.   With demand rising, the provision is expanding. Students are attracted to the flexibility of the Jointly Taught degree programmes, which allow considerable choice in what they study and a wide variety of complementary subjects. They offer a selection of opportunities which equip students with a range of specific and transferable skills, enabling them to choose from a wide range of career possibilities.

(*Within SOCSI 32% of students are on jointly taught programmes within the School and 37% are on inter-school programmes, EUROS has 18% of students within the School and 54% on cross-School programmes. Figures from SIMS as of 20/05/04)

For the purposes of these guidance notes, Jointly Taught programmes of study include Joint Honours and Integrated degrees.

What you can expect as a jointly taught student:

  • To have a Personal/Academic tutor in each School related to your subjects.  (On Integrated programmes this may mean just one tutor)
  • To have the opportunity to be a represented on student-staff panels. Although it may not be possible for all schools to have a student staff panel specifically for jointly taught programmes, student staff panels should have a standard agenda item dealing with jointly taught programme issues which could then be fed back to the programme co-ordinator.
  • To receive clear information in School Handbooks on how your jointly taught degree is assessed and awarded.
  • To have equal access to resources and support across your Schools.

Your responsibilities as a jointly taught student:

Please be aware that because of the huge number of combinations possible for jointly taught students, it is really important to keep both Schools (School Offices/Personal tutors) informed of:           

  • Up to date contact details (term and home address, phone no, email)
  • Any special provision you need (e.g. access, special equipment etc)
  • Any special circumstances which may affect your studies e.g. bereavement
  • Any condition which leads to a doctors certificate — a copy of this must be given to each School.

Other sources of information

The following references may assist you in finding information relevant to jointly taught programmes of study:

  • Your School Handbook
  • Academic Regulations — Determination of module and year results
  • Academic Regulations — Personal Tutors