Am I really interested in this subject?
If you want to get the most out of your time at university you should be prepared to work hard. It’s easier to motivate yourself when the pressure is on if you have a real commitment to the subject – and you’ll be much more likely to graduate with a better degree at the end.
Do I want to concentrate on one subject or combine different areas of interest?
Students on courses such as architecture or software engineering explore a subject area in depth, developing the analytical, technical, and communication skills required for professional practice in these fields.
Choosing a course which combines two subjects can offer the chance to develop an existing interest while learning about a complementary new area. For example, you could opt to study fashion or textiles with business studies.
Many students enjoy degrees which combine two subjects because they offer a chance to widen their studies, and the flexibility to explore areas of personal interest.
At Brighton joint degrees are offered in subjects that complement one another. These combinations and the breadth they offer can be attractive to employers, and open up a range of career options.
Will another language be useful to me?
Another language is useful in many industries. At the University of Brighton language study is an integral or optional module in many courses. Even if it is not a part of your course, as a University of Brighton student you are entitled to study one of our part-time courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish. You can study for pleasure or for an additional qualification at levels from beginner to advanced.