You will need to ensure that you register for the right modules each academic year. This means ensuring that you have the right number of credits in your programme as well as the compulsory modules for your programme and any required pre-requisites or co-requisites for the modules you are taking.
- Full-time undergraduate students must ensure that they have a total of 120 credits.
- Full-time postgraduate students must ensure that they have a total of 180 credits.
- Part-time students should be aiming to take half the full-time number of credits in each year of study.
How many credits are my modules worth?
The majority of modules are worth 10 or 20 credits, although projects or dissertations may have a higher credit value. Each credit equates approximately to 10 hours of work (including all contact hours such as lectures or classes, as well as further reading and any assessments) for the average student.
Full information on how to select modules or make changes to modules can be found here.
How do I select my modules?
- If you are a full-time Undergraduate student or a full-time or part-time Postgraduate Taught student you should use the RISIS Portal.
- If you are a part-time undergraduate student, you should attend the Module Surgery and then email firstname.lastname@example.org your compulsory and optional module choices, by the Friday of Week 3 in the Autumn Term, at 12.30pm.
Can I change my modules after I have selected them?
You will be able to make requests to change your optional module(s) up until midday on the Friday of the third week of teaching in the Autumn term or at 12.30pm on the Friday of the second week of teaching in the Spring term. For more information on this, please see our FAQs page.
Can I get help with choosing my modules?
The University runs an Academic Success Fair on Tuesday of Welcome Week where academic staff are on hand to provide information about the modules that they teach.