Module choice - applicants
These web pages provide you with some information about the modules you will be studying as part of your course and assist you in choosing modules, where your programme of study permits it.
If your course allows module choice you will have been emailed a module choice form to complete.
In order to complete your named award (degree, certificate or diploma) you must abide by the instructions on the award map. An award map lists all the modules that are valid for your programme of study and will indicate whether a particular module is 'compulsory' or 'designated' (see below for further details). All the award maps are available on the University's website.
Below are some simple instructions to get you started:
If you are a full-time student you must study 120 credits. Modules have different credit values so you should always check this carefully to ensure you have the correct amount
If you are a part-time student you must study between 40 and 90 credits
On each stage of your award map there is a 'rubric', which is a set of instructions advising you which modules you should complete in order to achieve your award
'Compulsory' modules - these modules must be studied to achieve the award, they are the foundation of the subject. Compulsory modules are already entered on your module choice form
'Designated' modules - these are modules deemed relevant to your area of study. You will be instructed to select modules from a list, for example one module from a list of three
'Elective' modules - these modules are available as part of certain awards. The module could be from any area of study offered by the University, provided it is not restricted and it fits on your timetable
If you are going to study on the Joint Honours programme or as a part-time student, module choice is a little bit different, so we have put together some extra advice for Joint Honours and part-time study.
Further information on completing your module choice form.