Skip to content
Skip to navigation menu

 

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