How a major/minor or joint degree is made up
Each stage of your course is made up of different modules, how these modules are put together can be found below. You need to complete 120 credits at each stage.
Stage 1 (Level 4)
Irrespective of whether you are a Joint or Major/Minor student, at stage 1 you study modules of at least 40 credits in total (normally two 20 credit modules) in each of two subjects (80 credits). These are compulsory modules.
The remaining 40 credits to complete your stage 1 can be chosen as you wish. If you wanted to you could take 40 credits in a third subject and you will have the opportunity to decide which 2 subjects you want to continue at the end of stage 1.
Or you can take further (designated) modules in one or both of your chosen subjects (if available)
Or you can choose one or two free choice modules (electives)
As you can see, there is a great deal of flexibility in your choice. Please come and get advice if you are unsure what choices you should make.
Stage 2 (Level 5)
At stage 2 you must consult your award map to ensure you're selecting the correct modules for joint or major/minor.
You choose 60 credits from one of your subjects, and 40 credits from the other. The final 20 credits can be an elective module or you can take an extra module of one of your subjects.
You choose 60 credits from your major subject and 40 credits from your minor. The final 20 credits can be an elective module, or you can take an extra module of one of your subjects.
The number of credits you must take will be the same for you irrespective of whether you are a major, minor or joint student. However, the modules that you are required to take may be different. It is essential that you consult your award map to make sure you choose the correct modules.
Stage 3 (Level 6)
All students must make sure that they choose any compulsory
You take the module pre-requisites, co-requisites and restrictions into account when you make your choice. You have chosen 120 credits if you are full-time
If you are a joint student
Choose 60 credits from both of your subjects. This must include either a dissertation or equivalent from one of the subjects (but not both) or the joint dissertation/project module which brings both subjects together.
If you are a major/ minor student
Choose 80 credits from your major subject, including a dissertation, and 40 credits from your minor.