FAQ

What is my timetable and where can I find it?

Each student is given their own personalised timetable based on the modules chosen before the start of term.

The timetable is available is available through the KLE and can be downloaded to a mobile/smart device.

What are the teaching times?

A complete list of all term time dates can be found here

During term time, the academic day runs from 9.00am to 7.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Wednesday. 

When will my Timetable be available?

Personalised Timetables will be made available mid-September onward.

Please note that changes may take place during September and October.

I have two classes straight after one another – will I have time to move between them?

Yes, classes generally start at 5 minutes past the hour and finish at 5 minutes to the hour so you will have 10 minutes movement time between classes.

I am able to book a room for a society meeting or group study?

Yes, see ‘How to book a room’ for details.

What is the difference between a Dual Honours, Single Honours and Major/Minor degree?

Whether they are Dual Honours, Single Honours or Major/Minor degrees, the majority of undergraduate degrees at Keele share a common structure of eight 15 credit modules in each year (for a total of 120 credits). The difference between the programmes comes from the number of modules (and therefore credits) you are required to take in each year. This is outlined in more detail below. There are some degree programmes which do not follow this format; usually degree programmes with a professional aspect, such as Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy.  You'll receive more information about the structure of your programme when you arrive at Keele.

We've briefly outlined the structure of each degree type below.

Dual Honours degrees

Dual Honours degrees are degrees that are taken in two different subjects, resulting in an X and Y degree title, for example History and Politics. If you are taking a Dual Honours programme, these will be the two subjects you applied for. These are referred to as your Principal Subjects.

In a Dual Honours degree you will take at least two modules (30 credits) each year in each of your Principal Subjects, although some Principal Subjects will require you to take more than this. The remaining available credits can be filled with modules from these subjects or other subjects entirely. For example, you could take a total of three modules in one Principal Subject, four modules in the other Principal Subject and a language module. You will also need to ensure that you have taken a minimum of 120 credits worth of modules in each Principal Subject before you complete your final year, in order to be able to graduate.

You will also be required to take at least one Independent Study Project in your final year, although this will also depend upon the requirements of your Principal Subjects.

You will be able to see the number of credits you should accrue towards your named award at any time in eVision. (Click on the course/module detail link.  You will then see a link called Credit Summary at the bottom of the course information box).

Single Honours degrees

Single Honours degrees are degrees that are taken wholly or predominantly in one subject (referred to as your Single Honours subject). You will be required to take a minimum of four modules (60 credits) each year, and by the end you your studies you must have gained at least 255 credits in the Single Honours subject. So you will need to have done at least 17 modules in your Single Honours subject by the time you graduate.

You will be able to see the number of credits you should accrue towards your named award at any time in eVision. (Click on the course/module detail link.  You will then see a link called Credit Summary at the bottom of the course information box).

Major/Minor degrees

Major/Minor degrees are degrees that are taken in two different subjects, much like a Dual Honours degree, except that you will specialise in the Major subject. In a Major/Minor degree you will need at least 225 credits in your Major subject over your three years of study with at least two modules (30 credits) taken each year in your Major Subject, although some Principal Subjects will require you to take more than this.  You will also need 90 credits in your Minor subject with a minimum of 30 credits (two modules) taken at level I and 45 credits (three modules) taken at level II.

You will be able to see the number of credits you should accrue towards your named award at any time in eVision. (Click on the course/module detail link.  You will then see a link called Credit Summary at the bottom of the course information box).

You have a query about the timetable for one of your chosen modules

Contact the school administrator or your personal tutor of the school offering the module.