Undergraduate students

If you are a full year full-time undergraduate student, your programme of study will normally require you to study 8 courses, worth 15 credit points each, during your first year. You will therefore be required to study 4 courses within your first half session (September to January) and a further 4 in your second half session (February to June). Dependent on your degree programme, some of these courses will be compulsory and some may be optional. To find out more about what your programme of study entails and how to select courses see the Choosing courses section.

Part year and part-time students should adjust their curriculum accordingly.

Postgraduate taught students

As a Postgraduate Taught student your programme of study will lead, as appropriate, to the award of a:

  • Master’s Degree - 180 credit points including at least 150 at level 5, normally including a dissertation or individual research project;
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credit points including at least 90 at level 5;
  • Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credit points including at least 40 at level 5.

Postgraduate research students

Research degrees provide a thorough training in a particular subject through original exploration and experiment. The research culminates in a thesis which sets out the conclusions of the research undertaken.