Keele University Electives

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Your Future, Your Degree, Your Choice….

Keele University, where possible, offers you the opportunity to design your degree to suit your own interests and aspirations.

What’s the catch?

Although, we give you choice, we also need to ensure that you have enough depth and breadth of knowledge in your degree subject(s) to be able to award you with your degree and to do this we have set a minimum number of subject related credits that you will have to ensure you pass by the end of your 3 levels of study.

You will take a total of 360 credits during 3 year degree (120 credits each year).

Dual Honours Degree

To obtain your dual honours degree you must take and pass a minimum of 120 subject related credits in each principal subject over your three-year degree course.  At least 45 subject related credits must be obtained at level 5 in each principal subject and at least 45 subject related credits must be obtained at level 6 in each principal subject.

Subject related credits are made up from Compulsory Core modules and Optional Core modules you have to study and any Programme Approved Elective Modules you choose to do. A single module is worth 15 credits and a double module 30 credits.

Single Honours Degree

To obtain your single honours degree, you must take and pass at least 255 credits (seventeen 15-credit modules) in that subject  over your three-year degree course.

Subject related credits are made up from Compulsory Core modules and Optional Core modules you have to study and any Programme Approved Elective Modules you choose to do. A single module is worth 15 credits and a double module 30 credits.

Major / Minor Degree

To obtain your Major/Minor degree over your three-year degree course you must pass a minimum of 225 subject related credits (fifteen 15-credit modules) in your Major subject and a minimum of 90 subject related credits (six 15-credit modules) in your Minor subject (at least 3 of these 6 modules must be taken at level 5).