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    Hello I am just wondering from Students who go to Glasgow uni how the first 2 years work, as I have been told you study 3 subject. I would also like to no how you found it and if you were able to do the subject you liked the most out of them ?
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    Hi,

    The structure of your degree depends somewhat on which college you're a part of (arts, sciences, etc.). Science subjects tend to have more rigid degree structures and more compulsory elements.

    If you're an arts student, you'll take three subjects of your own choosing in first year. For example, you might go for Philosophy, History and Classics.

    Each week, for each individual subject, you'll attend 2 or 3 lectures (recommended attendance but not compulsory) and a tutorial (compulsory attendance but they're not scheduled every week). So your timetable on any given week will consist of around 10 lectures and 2 or 3 tutorials. Keep in mind, this may differ slightly if you're doing a language (which requires a bit more contact time).

    In second year you keep two of your subjects on, and drop one in place of another subject (which you study at first year level). For example, you might keep studying Philosophy and History, and drop Classics for English Literature.

    The idea being that come the end of second year you'll have a choice between taking Philosophy as single honours, History as single honours, or a joint honours degree involving both subjects.

    The first couple of years are fairly casual, and although there are some requirements to make it into honours (by honours I mean years 3 and 4 of your degree) these are usually easily achievable by the vast majority of students.

    It's a system that has strengths (the opportunity to widen your knowledge and try subjects you potentially may love studying) and weaknesses (the classes are sometimes populated by people just making up credits, seminar discussion isn't very engaging).

    Good luck, let me know if you need any more advice!
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    Thank you ever so much for the advice, can you please till me more about the structure of the Science subjects and which once I could undertake alone with Mathematics. Also does the type of college you are part of affect much other then the type of degree you will come out with ?
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    Thank you ever so much for the advice, can you please till me more about the structure of the Science subjects and which once I could undertake alone with Mathematics. Also does the type of college you are part of affect much other then the type of degree you will come out with ?
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    (Original post by Fluffy Zein)
    Thank you ever so much for the advice, can you please till me more about the structure of the Science subjects and which once I could undertake alone with Mathematics.
    Sorry, I know very little at all about the Science degrees.

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