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Changing or withdrawing from a module

If you wish to change your module choices or withdraw from one or more of your modules, there are restrictions that you need to be aware of.

International students

If you are an International student, changing your course may affect your immigration status and the completion of your studies. Please contact one of our Information Points for advice.

Changing modules

When to change

Many of you will have made module choices for the next period of study. This information has been used to plan teaching schedules and to create your timetable.

You will have an opportunity to change any optional modules for your next period of study. View more information about when and how to change your modules.

How to change

Students can request to change modules online via the online module allocator in myUWE.

Important note: Module change is subject to academic and timetabling constraints. If approved, confirmation of the change will appear on your timetable in myUWE within five working days. If your request cannot be actioned, you will be notified via your UWE Bristol email address.

In order to enable us to process your request within the five working days, we would be grateful if you would wait until after this time before contacting us again.

Withdrawing from a module

When to withdraw

You can withdraw from a module within the first quarter of the module delivery or before the deadline for submission of the first assessed element (whichever is the sooner) without any academic penalty. If you withdraw after this period, you will remain formally registered on the module and considered at an examining board, even if you attend no further classes and submit no further assessments.

If you have personal problems that have forced you to withdraw, you can notify the examining board of your extenuating circumstances. This will include completing an Extenuating circumstances form.

Depending on when you withdraw from the module, you may be eligible for a partial refund of any module fee that you have paid.

If, by withdrawing, you extend the number of years it takes to complete your award, you may be without a fee loan or NHS funding for the additional year of study.

How to withdraw

It is essential that you see a Student Support Adviser before withdrawing from a module as there could be serious implications for your future study. See below for guidance on how to make an appointment. If you feel you don’t need further advice, you should notify the University in writing by emailing

How to make an appointment with a Student Support Adviser

Our staff can make an appointment with a Student Support Adviser for you – please contact one of our Information Points to arrange your appointment.

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