Stage 2 Students

Whether you are in Stage 2 or are a Stage 1 student looking head you will find information about your programme here. Click on the relevant Titles to see their contents.

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STAGES 2 - AN OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMMES; JOINT MAJOR OR SINGLE HONOURS

In Stage 2, you choose the subjects that you will take to degree level. You will complete 60 credits at Stage 2 and a further 60 credits at Stage 3, and the grades from these modules will determine your degree classification.

BA FULL-TIME PROGRAMME - CURRENT STUDENTS 
DEGREE CONCENTRATION (APPLICABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 2017)

You will see mention of major opportunities in all of the documentation and information on your degree. Majors refer to your degree concentration and indicate that way in which you have taken your subject(s) to degree level. The first thing you will do for Stage 2 is pick your concentration. You have two choices:

SINGLE HONOURS: You specialise in one subject

JOINT HONOURS: You take two subjects, each of equal weight

You can also check the Subject Progression Regulations for further information on degree concentrations and subject progression requirements for Stage 2.


You choose your degree concentration at the end of Stage 1.

Example 1
SINGLE MAJOR ENGLISH

Example 2
JOINT MAJOR
ENGLISH AND GEOGRAPHY

Year 1 (Stage 1)

Year 1 (Stage 1)

English: 20 credits
Geography: 20 credits
History: 20 credits
English: 20 credits
Geography: 20 credits
History: 10 credits
Economics: 10 credits

Year 2 (Stage 2)

Year 2 (Stage 2)

English: 50 credits
Electives: 10 credits
English: 25 credits
Geography: 25 credits
Electives 10 credits

Year 3 (Stage 3)


Year 3 (Stage 3)

English: 50 credits
Electives: 
10 credits
English: 25 credits
Geography: 
25 credits
Electives 
10 credits
180 credits 180 credits

 

Students who apply for denominated entry programmes in:
  • Economics (DN510)
  • English (DN511)
  • English with Film (DN513)
  • History (DN515)
  • Music (DN517)
  • Psychology (DN519)
will specialise in those subject areas (50 credits at Stage 2 and 50 credits at Stage 3).

BA Joint Honours students may apply for a Single Honours degree in the following subjects at the end of Stage 1:
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Politics
Places are limited and students must check with the relevant Schools to find out about the application process and criteria. Please refer to the School's website for contact details.


COMPLETE STAGE 2

You must complete 60 credits at Stage 2.  You can progress to Stage 3 with 50 or 55 credits at Stage 2*, but you still must complete your 60-credit requirement.  You will need to make appropriate arrangements to complete these additional credits and pay any fees that might result.

*To Progress to Stage 3 you must have no less than 110 credits overall in Stage 1 and 2.

COMPLETE STAGE 1

You must complete 60 credits at Stage 1. When talking about Stage 2, we assume you have completed 60 credits at Stage 1. For more information on Registration click here!

If you progress to Stage 2 with 50 or 55 credits, you still must complete your 60-credit requirement in order to meet your Stage and Degree requirements. You will need to make appropriate arrangements to complete these additional credits and pay any fees that might result.

BA STAGE 2

Your compliance with degree regulations is checked only when you complete 180 credits (240 for international students) and you will not graduate unless you have met the requirements of the degree. When registering to modules in Stage 2, your SISWeb registration page will guide you through the registration process. 

Stage 2 students will normally commence registration from mid-August onwards. Registration is completed using the SIS web online registration service. For more information see Registration 2016.

When you enter the registration process, you will see that the stage is generally structured into CORE module groups and OPTION module groups. You will see that a minimum number of modules are specified to be taken from each group. To ensure you meet your Programme requirements you should check your Subject(s) requirements in the Course Search.

COMPLIANCE

You have primary responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements for the stage and the degree overall. To find out more about Compliance click here for more information on what is needed to complete your Programme for University AND subject requirements. If you are unsure that you are on target to meet both sets of requirements, you can contact the School for subject-specific advice but you can also contact the Programme Office either at our counter or through the online Programme Office Connector to see you you meet overall requirements as well.