If you are a full-time undergraduate student, you will normally be required to study courses totalling at least 60 credit points in the second half session (February to June). Part-time students will study less courses. Dependent on your degree programme, some of these courses will be compulsory and some may be optional. The course choice you make will be made with the agreement of your Adviser of Studies and within the constraints of the timetable.
Step 1: Compulsory Courses
Refer to the University's Calendar for details of the courses you must study as part of your degree programme. The Calendar example below displays the courses a Single Honours student in Year 1 of the MA Entrepreneurship programme must study.
|Programme Year 1: 120 Credit points
||Managing People and Organisations
||Accounting & Entrepreneurship
||Economics of Business & Society
|Plus 60 Credit points from courses of choice agreed with Adviser of Studies
|i.e. this student must study MS 1007 and EC 1005 in their first half session and AC 1513 and MS 1507 in the second half session and choose a further two courses to study in each half session.
- The first two digits of a course denote the discipline area, e.g. EC represents Economics.
- The first numerical digit denotes the programme year, while the second digit denotes in which half session the course takes place. Please note that a '0' indicates a first half session course and a '5' indicates a second half session course.
Step 2: Optional Courses
If you are a Single Honours student, you will be required to take 15 credits (or one course) of Enhanced Study Options each half session, for your first two years of study. Enhanced Study Options are designed to allow students to have choice, wider opportunities and greater flexibility in their learning. There are three types of Enhanced Study Options:
- Sixth Century Courses invite you to consider different approaches to knowledge and enquiry as you look at issues affecting the world in which we live today. For a full list of please of Sixth Century Courses visit the Sixth Century Courses page.
- Sustained Study is designed to provide you with continual exposure, throughout your first two years, to an area of study that is separate to your core subject. Should you be interested in taking a Sustained Study, this will cover your entire Enhanced Study requirements for both years one and two. For a full list of Sustained Study courses please visit the Sustained Study Options page.
- Discipline Breadth Courses allow you to extend the scope of your study by taking a single course that interests you. For a full list of Discipline Breadth courses please visit the University's Catalogue of Courses.
If you are studying Medicine or Dentistry you will not be required to take any enhanced study options as the majority of your courses are compulsory.
If you are a Joint Honours student, or on a Major-Minor programme, you will not be required to undertake Enhanced Study Options, as the joint nature of your degree provides the necessary breadth.
The remainder of optional courses you must study can be selected from the University's Catalogue of Courses.