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How to choose your modules

View guidance on when you next need to make module choices.

Your programme of study may include:

Compulsory modules – these modules must be taken (and passed) in order to achieve your award.

Core modules – you're required to take a specified minimum number of credits from a core group of modules.

Optional modules – you can choose any of these if you have any 'spare' choices to make.

Your modules (including compulsory) should add up to 120 credits for each academic year. Your compulsory modules will automatically be selected on your behalf.

However, if your next period of study includes core and/or optional modules and you're:

  • a student joining a new programme, or 
  • a student progressing to their next year of study

you now need to make your choices. Please read the following information before logging in to select your modules.

When to select your modules

Apart from the courses listed below, the next time you'll be able to select your modules is from 12:00 noon on Monday 4 March 2019 to midnight on Sunday 17 March 2019.

If you don't select your modules by the deadline, the University will select them on your behalf.

There will be an opportunity for you to request to change your option modules at the start of the relevant study period, but please bear in mind that some modules may be full by then.


For the following courses, the opening times will be from 13:00 on Wednesday 13 March to 12:00 midnight on Sunday 24 March 2019:

  • BSc Nursing (Adult)
  • BSc Nursing (Child)
  • BSc Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
  • BSc Nursing (Mental Health)

Midwifery students will be able to select their modules from 12:00 on Tuesday 16 April 2019 to 15:00 on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Things you may need to consider

Course details

Credit requirements

  • You must normally take 120 credits in each academic year. If you fail a module in one year, you may be able to take it as an additional module the following year, but this cannot be guaranteed. There may also be an additional charge to retake a module.

Pre/co-requisite modules

  • If you're selecting a module that has a pre-requisite, this means that you must have passed the pre-requisite module before selecting your chosen module.
  • If you're selecting a module that has a co-requisite, this means that you must study the co-requisite module alongside your chosen module.

Criteria for selection and re-allocation

  • Some modules have restricted availability and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If there is a timetable clash or a module that is no longer running, you'll be contacted by a Student Support Adviser to select a different module.
  • Once an option module is full, you won't be able to select it and so you'll have to make another choice.

Your module selection is not confirmed until your timetable has been released.

How to select your modules

You'll select your choices using the Online Module Choices system. If you're unsure how to use this system, please read the student guidelines before logging in.

You're now ready to log in to the Online Module Choices system and select your modules. Please remember to click on the 'Submit and Save Choices' button before logging out. Your module selections are used in scheduling teaching resources and creating your timetable.

Module specifications

Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE); Business and Law (FBL); Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)

To view your module specifications for ACE, FBL and HAS courses, please click on the relevant module code once you're logged into the Online Module Choices system.

Environment and Technology (FET)

Module information for FET courses is available from the FET tab on Blackboard.

Additional guidance

You can get additional guidance from our frequently asked questions.

Contact a Student Support Adviser

If you have any questions and would like to speak to a Student Support Adviser, please book an appointment via an Information Point.

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