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If I take a dual honours route, doing two courses. Does that mean i leave with two degrees?

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Hi Bethhmaii,

Keele has a really nice system. With a dual honours you'll study two subjects (they can be completely unrelated - for example you can choose a STEM subject such as Chemistry and a humanities subject like Philosophy, or you can study two subjects that are a little more similar). You'll spend half of your time in one and half in the other. You'll end up with one degree but the degree will be for both subjects. Just choose things that you think will be interesting for you to study and be of use to you later on when you graduate.

Like in America you can also choose to major and minor in something if you like one of the subjects more, this just means you'll specialise more in one subject. You can always do this later on after you start your course and see how you feel.

You can also just do a single honours though.

I really like doing two subjects because it means I get to study really different things and it makes it so much more interesting and you'll meet lots of great people in your lectures and classes with different ideas and ways of looking at things, the contrast is really refreshing. It'll also open up far more opportunities later on when you graduate too. It really makes you stand out. I've spoken to a bunch of people who graduated with dual honours and they said that employers love it. Lots of people at Keele do dual honours so don't worry because you'll get a lot of support.

You can also do elective modules (I think most subjects require you to choose some), which means studying modules that can be (but don't have to be) outside of the subject areas you're currently studying. Your future employers will quite likely ask to see the transcript of your degree (especially at the interview stage) and will see these on there. Again, this will make your degree and experience more unique.

Here's a video about dual honours too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq5NDPnPnDA

Hope that helps
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Hi Bethhmaii,

Keele has a really nice system. With a dual honours you'll study two subjects (they can be completely unrelated - for example you can choose a STEM subject such as Chemistry and a humanities subject like Philosophy, or you can study two subjects that are a little more similar). You'll spend half of your time in one and half in the other. You'll end up with one degree but the degree will be for both subjects. Just choose things that you think will be interesting for you to study and be of use to you later on when you graduate.

Like in America you can also choose to major and minor in something if you like one of the subjects more, this just means you'll specialise more in one subject. You can always do this later on after you start your course and see how you feel.

You can also just do a single honours though.

I really like doing two subjects because it means I get to study really different things and it makes it so much more interesting and you'll meet lots of great people in your lectures and classes with different ideas and ways of looking at things, the contrast is really refreshing. It'll also open up far more opportunities later on when you graduate too. It really makes you stand out. I've spoken to a bunch of people who graduated with dual honours and they said that employers love it. Lots of people at Keele do dual honours so don't worry because you'll get a lot of support.

You can also do elective modules (I think most subjects require you to choose some), which means studying modules that can be (but don't have to be) outside of the subject areas you're currently studying. Your future employers will quite likely ask to see the transcript of your degree (especially at the interview stage) and will see these on there. Again, this will make your degree and experience more unique.

Here's a video about dual honours too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq5NDPnPnDA

Hope that helps
Thank you this helped a lot!!
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If I take a dual honours route, doing two courses. Does that mean i leave with two degrees?

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I know you've already been answered but I thought I'd describe what I think dual honours is since I am studying dual honours Astrophysics and Music Technology at Keele right now

I got explained that you get 2 degrees at the end of your course. Its not though that you get half the work load for each subject to make up the dual honours, it's hard work. I got told by a Keele tutor when I applied that its more like 2/3 one subject and 2/3 the other subject. Also, if you are going to take a science and a social science or humanities subject, although you finish with a subject that isn't science along with the science, you still get a BSc... so I'm going to end up with a BSc in Astrophysics and Music Technology even though my second subject is a humanities subject.

I had to do either Major/Minor or Dual Honours because Astrophysics isn't available as a single honours. I was thinking anyway of doing Dual Honours anyway because I love music and music tech so I thought i could get a qualification from a hobby.

As said before you can also do electives, I'm doing an elective module in education because I might consider a career in education so I get the experience of taking that subject but not affect what qualification I get at the end.

I hope this helps
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(Original post by iloveoatcakes)
I know you've already been answered but I thought I'd describe what I think dual honours is since I am studying dual honours Astrophysics and Music Technology at Keele right now

I got explained that you get 2 degrees at the end of your course. Its not though that you get half the work load for each subject to make up the dual honours, it's hard work. I got told by a Keele tutor when I applied that its more like 2/3 one subject and 2/3 the other subject. Also, if you are going to take a science and a social science or humanities subject, although you finish with a subject that isn't science along with the science, you still get a BSc... so I'm going to end up with a BSc in Astrophysics and Music Technology even though my second subject is a humanities subject.

I had to do either Major/Minor or Dual Honours because Astrophysics isn't available as a single honours. I was thinking anyway of doing Dual Honours anyway because I love music and music tech so I thought i could get a qualification from a hobby.

As said before you can also do electives, I'm doing an elective module in education because I might consider a career in education so I get the experience of taking that subject but not affect what qualification I get at the end.

I hope this helps
Thank you it did, i also plan on going keele as it is literally 20-30 minutes away from me!!
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Thank you it did, i also plan on going keele as it is literally 20-30 minutes away from me!!
Cool, what do you want to study?
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Cool, what do you want to study?
I'm looking at maybe studying Law with criminology or law with sociology, what are you studying?
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I'm looking at maybe studying Law with criminology or law with sociology, what are you studying?
Cool, good luck

I'm doing Computer Science and Neuroscience.
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Cool, good luck

I'm doing Computer Science and Neuroscience.
Sounds good!!
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