Stage 3 Subject Selection


Stage 3 Subject Selection

Before entry to Stage 3, you are required to indicate your order of preference of the subjects that you wish to pursue as your final degree (Single or Joint Major). When selecting the Single Major Preference, you must list all of the subjects that you are studying in Stage 2 in order of preference.

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Due to the pressure of laboratory space, certain majors have restricted places, specifically Pharmacology, Physioloy and Neuroscience.  With 27 degree majors available, most (usually >98%), if not all, students progressing to Stage 3 will be given their first preference.

If the demand for a degree major exceeds the number of places available, places will be allocated to progressing students based on the following criteria:

  1. The order of preference expressed by the student
  2. The student’s Stage 2 performance, including number of credits and GPA.

Joint Major degrees are only available in the following subjects and selection of a Joint Major in Stage 3 must be made in consultation with, and must have the permission of the relevant Heads of Subject.  Please complete the Application-Form-for-Joint-Major-2019-2020  form and return the completed, signed form to the Science Office.


Applied and Computational Mathematics


Cell and Molecular Biology


Plant Biology






Plant Biology









*Students wishing to pursue a joint degree with Physiology and any other subject must demonstrate that such a combination with Stage 3 and Stage 4 timetables and must have the permission of the relevant Heads of Subject

Should you wish to change your choice of subjects(s) once you have submitted the form, please contact the Science Office

Should you wish to change your choice of subject(s) once the allocation of places has been made, you should seek advice from the Science Office. You may be able to change your selection of subjects(s) but the choice available to you may be restricted as some majors have a limited number of places.

Please complete the form below no later than 12 noon on Friday, 12th April 2019.