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. 

This choice is delivered to you through electives at each level of study

Research your Modules Here

Look what you can choose...

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).

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.

If you are an international student and not a native speaker of English, or have received your education in a language other than English, you will be pre-allocated to an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module as one of your electives, pending the results of the Induction Week Language Assessment.  Keele’s EAP modules help you build the academic English skills that you will depend on for success with your degree studies.  Find out more about our EAP modules and the language assessment here

If you have questions or queries that you cannot find the answer to here please do not hesitate to contact us.

We very much hope that you enjoy electives at Keele.
Use them to design your own degree, enhance your CV and prepare yourself for life after University. 

Derry Hodgkins
Student Services Centre Manager