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    Heya, so I have been looking at taking a dual honours undergraduate course in Biology and Neuroscience at Keele university.

    I have identified the two subjects as they are based on my strengths and interests. However my question is quite a stupid one but I can't find 100% confirmation of it elsewhere.

    If I was to do a dual honours, as single honours in those subjects is not available at Keele, would I be effectively working twice as hard or do you do half the modules in each course?

    I was wondering if anybody either did a dual honours and could give any experience or simply knows what it's all about.

    Cheers.
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    Heya, so I have been looking at taking a dual honours undergraduate course in Biology and Neuroscience at Keele university.

    I have identified the two subjects as they are based on my strengths and interests. However my question is quite a stupid one but I can't find 100% confirmation of it elsewhere.

    If I was to do a dual honours, as single honours in those subjects is not available at Keele, would I be effectively working twice as hard or do you do half the modules in each course?

    I was wondering if anybody either did a dual honours and could give any experience or simply knows what it's all about.

    Cheers.
    If you take a dual honours then you do approximately half your modules in one subject and half in the other. It might be considered harder than single honours because you have to develop two sets of skills.

    However, according to both http://www.keele.ac.uk/ugcourses/biology/ and http://www.keele.ac.uk/ugcourses/neuroscience/ you can't do dual honours in Biology and Neuroscience at Keele - it's not a permitted combination.

    BTW, as well as dual honours Keele offer a major/minor combination. From a brief glance, you spend the first two years studying both and the final year concentrating on just one of them.
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    As above.

    On a conventional single subject degree, you take two 'courses' each term, running in parallel. So, with any joint or dual or combined subject degree, you take one course from each of your subjects.

    It isnt necessarily any harder. If you are doing French for instance you might be taking one course in French language and one course in French history. You would be doing two science courses - with a different focus, but still science.
 
 
 
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