Changing and subsituting modules

Changing modules

Your degree programme is comprised of multiple modules of study. Modules may be core, optional, or elective within a programme. You must take all core modules, and may select from available optional and elective choices; you make and confirm your module choices in Portico by Friday, 13 October 2017.

If you in any doubt about the modules you have selected then you should discuss this with your Personal Tutor, Programme Director, or with the Departmental Tutor as soon as possible.

If you wish to change your confirmed module selection (i.e. for modules taught in Term 2), you must request permission from the Departmental Tutor, who – if they approve – will make an application to the Faculty Tutor by no later than Friday, 15 December 2017, which is the deadline for module changes.

Subject to the relevant approvals, you will only be permitted to transfer where the desired module has space, is a permitted option for your programme, is possible in combination with the other modules you are taking (i.e. in terms of timetabling), where you meet any necessary prerequisites, and where the Programme Director agrees this is appropriate.

Any student wishing to make a change after this date will be referred to the Faculty Tutor.


Substituting modules

A substituted module is one taken instead of repeating a failed module; this includes both tuition and assessment.

A student who has failed one or more modules at the first attempt, and who is eligible, may be permitted to be reassessed in those modules; they will be reassessed either by resitting failed assessments at the next opportunity or by repeating failed modules in the next academic year.

A student who is undertaking reassessment by repeating one or more modules may apply to substitute up to 30 credits (1.0 course units) worth of modules per academic session and up to a maximum of 60 credits (2.0 course units) over the course of their programme.

It is not permitted to subsitite a module being reassessed by resit, since resitting does not include tuition.

If you wish to subsitute one or more modules then you should contact your Programme Director for advice in the first instance.

Subject to the relevant approvals, you will only be permitted to substitute a module where the desired module has space, is a permitted option for your programme, is possible in combination with the other modules you are taking (i.e. in terms of timetabling), where you meet any necessary prerequisites, and where the Programme Director agrees this is appropriate.

A substituted module is taken instead of a second attempt at a failed module, therefore you will only be permitted one attempt; this will be treated as a second attempt and the mark for the module will be capped at the pass mark.