Enhanced Degree Titles
As we recognise the value of language learning for our graduates, Keele is one of the few UK universities that allows you to gain an enhanced degree title that acknowledges your achievements in language studies.
If you complete at least 4 modules (60 credits*) in your chosen language during your time at Keele and successfully complete stage 6 or above, you will be awarded an enhanced degree title with the designation "with competency in [Language]".
‘With competency’ pathways are currently available in French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
For example "BA (Hons) in History with competency in Japanese"
If you complete at least 4 modules (60 credits*) in the chosen language during your time at Keele, and successfully complete stage 10, you will be awarded an enhanced degree title with the designation "with advanced competency in [Language]".
‘With advanced competency’ pathways are currently available in French, German and Spanish.
For example “BSc (Hons) in Psychology with advanced competency in German"
Please note ‘with competency / with advanced competency in [Language]’ degree designations are NOT offered for some professionally accredited programmes such as Medicine, Nursing, or Physiotherapy. For details of exclusions please consult your programme specifications.
Prior to you completing your main degree programme, the Language Centre will notify the Student Records and Exams Team if you have passed a sufficient number of modules to meet the requirements for an enhanced degree title. If so, when you receive email confirmation of your final degree award outcome, the applicable language competency will be shown as part of your award title.
Until this time, the enhanced title will not show on communications regarding your award.