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How many degrees can u take in university? Is it only one?

SHORT ANSWER: Usually one EXPLAINED ANSWER: The UK system of education is formed in such a way that as you get further up the education ladder the level of understanding obviously gets harder and harder so you need to spend more time understanding the topics so you study less subjects. You may do 10 GCSEs,3 or 4 A-Levels but only 1 subject at degree. UK degrees are made from 360 credits split over 3 year (so 120 credits a year). Modules can be any amount of credits but usually range from 10 to 40 credits. The idea is that 1 credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. So in a single university year of 120 credits you do 1200 hours of learning (this includes lectures, seminars, assignments, reading, so on). 1200 hours of work in about 24 weeks is basically a full-time job. So really there is only enough time to learn 1 degree across 3 years (usually). You can do a joint honours (like myself) for this you do half as many credits in 2 subjects. So I do a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy so each year I learn 60 credits in Maths and 60 credits in Philosophy to make up my year (joint honour credit split can vary from uni to uni). If you are looking to learn more there might be opportunities to do language courses alongside you degree or even in some cases open lectures that anyone can attend on a wide range of topics. Most students however find knowledge, skills or experience through societies, clubs, volunteering events, work experience. Although if after your degree you want another degree in a different subject and you have the requirements then why not... I hope this helps.

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You can only take one degree at a time in university, however some universities will allow you to take a minor subject alongside your degree subject which will give you a more varied transcript and can boost your CV.

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You can only take one degree at a time in university, however some universities will allow you to take a minor subject alongside your degree subject which will give you a more varied transcript and can boost your CV.

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One in the UK but depends on the course there are some courses that have a mix of eg law and politics.

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Yes i think only one

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Theoretically speaking you can be enrolled at more than one university at any given time. However in practice, this is unachievable as you physically cannot be in two places at one to attend lectures and seminars. Not to mention coursework and assessment clashes. In the UK you typically do your bachelors, then masters degree (if you wish) and your doctorate (again if you wish). If also depends on the field that your are studying in and your eventual career aims as for some professions not all of these are needed however others such as becoming a lecturer typically requires all three qualifications.

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It usually depends on the university and their policies. Some students i know have done a joint honours degree at a university, and then wanted a career change and went onto to radiography at the exact same university. It did help that student finance england also helped to fund the student’s tuition fees, because it was a medical course. It’s always best to check with the university first and the finance tuition loan company. Usually it should be ok though.

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It really depends which university you’re looking at... and which country too! The US is vastly different to the UK and Europe in general. For example, I’m studying medicine in Italy, at the University of Turin. We are able to pursue a joint MD-PhD degree should we want to. There are also opportunities to pursue a MBA should we want to, but that isn’t coming directly from the university...

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You do one degree but it's split into multiple modules which are basically like topics. You usually pick around 6 modules a year and tend to do 3 per semester. (semesters are like terms in school. You have one from the summer to Christmas and then one from Christmas to somewhere in May) It can vary from degree to degree because some degrees like for example something in nursing you have to do work placements as part of your degree so the set up may be different but it's usually still similar. Also this can vary from uni to uni and even just within different parts of the uni.

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In the US and also regions such as South Africa, there is the option to double major which essentially means that you will graduate with two degrees. I the UK generally you will graduate with one degree. However, as stated in the above answer you can enrol at the same institution for another degree or indeed a Masters Degree or PhD.

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Most people do one at a time. This could be a single honours degree such as Physics, or this could be a joint honours degree such as Physical Chemistry which links two (and may I say very worthwhile subjects) of Physics and Inorganic Chemistry. You can however do as many degrees as you like once you have finished one. There are many ways of studying whether full time or part time from universities such as the Open University.

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Usually most people would do one at a time. For example: someone does a physics degree then comes back and does geography. You can do a joint honours. Eg: maths and physics I’ve known some older people who have many degrees as some people love to learn.

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You can usually only take one at a time. You will be too occupied with a single degree to mange doing a 2nd one simultaneously. However, once you have completed one degree, you can do another. Usually people will do a usually 3 years Bachelors Degree, after which they may choose to do a 1 year Masters degree (Or if they want to change fields, just end up doing another Bachelors).

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