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If your issue is related to MyTimetable (class selection), then you can use the 'Report a Problem' button that appears at the top right of MyTimetable and your request will be allocated to the most appropriate team.

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If you confirm, by completing the Terms and Conditions, that you want to change a course, you will be unenrolled from all classes (eg tutorials, labs) for that course. If you then re-enrol on the course, you will need to make your class selections for this course again in MyTimetable.

You will also need to make your class selections in MyTimetable for any new courses that you select in MyCurriculum.

MyCurriculum is the course selection system for on campus students. You use it to pick your courses.

MyTimetable allows you to choose and sign up for your tutorials, practicals and labs (if applicable) and finalise your personal timetable. You can only do this once you have picked your courses via MyCurriculum.

MyAberdeen the University’s virtual learning environment. This is where you will find learning materials and resources associated with your courses and where you will be notified of any announcements about your courses or the University.

MyCurriculum is the online course selection system for on campus students. The system will step you through the process. You will select your Prescribed Courses first, followed (if applicable) by optional courses under the Enhanced and Other tab. Spend some time thinking about your degree programme and the courses you might like to take.

You will find the date when the system opens to you on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Please note:

  • You MUST have completed  eRegistration and have a University username and password to log in to MyCurriculum.
  • Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served. However, you MUST complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day if at all possible.

Please Note: You will only be able to access MyCurriculum on or after the date the system opens to you. You will find Information on opening dates on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Remember: There is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and being able to log in to MyCurriculum. If you have just completed eRegistration, wait a little longer and try logging back into MyCurriculum.

Use our Troubleshooting Quick Guide. If you still need help after reading this, please log a call on the MyCurriculum Support system , use our online chat facility, or contact us on 01224 272727.

Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served however you must complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day, if at all possible.

You can find information about:

If your query relates to the content of a course, please contact the School Office using the MyCurriculum Support system.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses  to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember, MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

New students studying online for the 2017/18 academic year will not complete e-Registration or use MyCurriculum, and will receive details about registration in their joining instructions. Queries regarding this can be sent to onlinelearning@abdn.ac.uk .

Continuing students who are studying online will need to complete e-Registration as in previous academic years but will use MyCurriculum for course selection. Please contact the School in which you are studying in regard to registering for courses.

You should complete e-Registration in two parts:

1) First complete the academic, personal and computing sections. Do not worry if you cannot complete the financial section – this will not stop access to MyCurriculum.

Once you have completed this first part, login to MyCurriculum and make your course selections. Remember there is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and accessing MyCurriculum.

2) Once you have made your course choices and your fee is known, go back into eRegistration before the start of term to complete the financial section.

You will need to re-register for the final part of your study, from September until January.

You should complete e-Registration in two parts:

1) First complete the academic, personal and computing sections. Do not worry if you cannot complete the financial section – this will not stop access to MyCurriculum.

Once you have completed this first part, login to MyCurriculum and make your course selections. Remember there is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and accessing MyCurriculum.

2) Once you have made your course choices and your fee is known, go back into eRegistration before the start of term to complete the financial section.

Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

Only campus-based students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes use:

  • MyCurriculum to choose their courses and
  • MyTimetable to pick their labs and tutorials.

On campus students enrolled on a postgraduate research programme should consult the PGR New Students web page.

After you have selected your courses, you will be able to log into  MyTimetable* to choose your tutorials, practicals and labs (if applicable) and finalise your personal timetable. MyTimetable will guide you through this process via step-by-step online help. You can access MyTimetable on your phone, tablet or PC, as well as subscribe to it on Android, iPhone or Outlook. Please ensure you have completed course selection, received a confirmation email, and have waited 2-3 hours  before trying to login to MyTimetable.

* with the exception of students on programmes who use MyMBChB, MyBDS, MyPA and MyMedSci

When picking your courses in MyCurriculum the system is completing a number of checks in order to show you course choices available to you. These checks include University regulations, course pre-requisites and the teaching timetable. Depending on how complex your degree programme requirements are, this could take some time.

The University of Aberdeen is committed to making the services and information we provide as accessible as possible. If you have any problems accessing our online services and need assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk by email: servicedesk@abdn.ac.uk or by phone: 01224 273636.

Please note that the class times displayed in the  Timetable Clash Checker are in your computer's local time zone. To view UK class times, please make sure your computer's time zone is set to London/UK.

Arts students may count no more than 75 credit points from non-Arts courses at levels 1 and 2 towards their degree.

Science students may count no more than 90 credits from non-Science courses towards their degree.

Apply for your resit via the Online Store. Further information can be found at Reassessment.

Please Note: To resit a course you must hold a valid class certificate in the course.

What is a valid class certificate?How do I know if I hold a valid class certificate?

As long as you have not withdrawn from a course or received a C7 for a course, you will hold a valid class certificate.

Your class certificate will be valid for the academic year in which you took the course and the academic year immediately following.

If you have failed a course from a previous year and wish to reattend rather than resitting you should be able select the course in MyCurriculum.

If you are unable to select the course or wish to discuss this with your Registry Officer in person, the Registry Officers will be available on the first floor of the MacRobert Building during the weeks commencing 4, 11 and 18 September 2017, Monday to Friday each week. In earlier weeks, you can contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.

Please note: This will be the case if the course is necessary for your degree and you have lost your class certificate (this will show as a C7 on your record).

Capped courses are those which have a limit on the number of places available. The Catalogue of Courses will tell you if a course is capped.

If a course is capped MyCurriculum will ask you to make alternative choices as back-ups. A process is run each day from 7 to 22 September 2017 to allocate students to capped courses. You will receive an email telling you which course(s) you have been allocated.

Please note:

  • if you change your course choices and drop the capped course you will lose your place on the course and will have to go through the allocation process again
  • spaces on capped courses are subject to availability
  • capped courses will not be available in MyTimetable for choosing tutorials and labs until after the allocation process has been run.

The "Alternative Programmes" function shows you what degree programmes you might be able to switch to in the future, taking into account what you have studied in the past and what courses you have just selected for the coming year. It assumes you will pass everything you have selected.

Please note: The programmes shown are a guide only and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be offered in the future.

Before you choose your optional courses, you should spend some time thinking about your degree programme and the courses you might like to take. It is recommended that, particularly in levels one and two, you try to keep open as many degree options as possible by choosing pairs of courses – one before and one after Christmas – or groups of courses in the same discipline rather than picking single courses at random. Consulting the requirements for other programmes will show you their prescribed (compulsory) courses which, if you selected them, might enable to you to transfer onto that programme in the next year.

FAQ's

If you confirm, by completing the Terms and Conditions, that you want to change a course, you will be unenrolled from all classes (eg tutorials, labs) for that course. If you then re-enrol on the course, you will need to make your class selections for this course again in MyTimetable.

You will also need to make your class selections in MyTimetable for any new courses that you select in MyCurriculum.

MyCurriculum is the course selection system for on campus students. You use it to pick your courses.

MyTimetable allows you to choose and sign up for your tutorials, practicals and labs (if applicable) and finalise your personal timetable. You can only do this once you have picked your courses via MyCurriculum.

MyAberdeen the University’s virtual learning environment. This is where you will find learning materials and resources associated with your courses and where you will be notified of any announcements about your courses or the University.

MyCurriculum is the online course selection system for on campus students. The system will step you through the process. You will select your Prescribed Courses first, followed (if applicable) by optional courses under the Enhanced and Other tab. Spend some time thinking about your degree programme and the courses you might like to take.

You will find the date when the system opens to you on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Please note:

  • You MUST have completed  eRegistration and have a University username and password to log in to MyCurriculum.
  • Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served. However, you MUST complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day if at all possible.

Please Note: You will only be able to access MyCurriculum on or after the date the system opens to you. You will find Information on opening dates on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Remember: There is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and being able to log in to MyCurriculum. If you have just completed eRegistration, wait a little longer and try logging back into MyCurriculum.

Use our Troubleshooting Quick Guide. If you still need help after reading this, please log a call on the MyCurriculum Support system , use our online chat facility, or contact us on 01224 272727.

Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served however you must complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day, if at all possible.

You can find information about:

If your query relates to the content of a course, please contact the School Office using the MyCurriculum Support system.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses  to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember, MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

You should complete e-Registration in two parts:

1) First complete the academic, personal and computing sections. Do not worry if you cannot complete the financial section – this will not stop access to MyCurriculum.

Once you have completed this first part, login to MyCurriculum and make your course selections. Remember there is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and accessing MyCurriculum.

2) Once you have made your course choices and your fee is known, go back into eRegistration before the start of term to complete the financial section.

You will need to re-register for the final part of your study, from September until January.

You should complete e-Registration in two parts:

1) First complete the academic, personal and computing sections. Do not worry if you cannot complete the financial section – this will not stop access to MyCurriculum.

Once you have completed this first part, login to MyCurriculum and make your course selections. Remember there is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and accessing MyCurriculum.

2) Once you have made your course choices and your fee is known, go back into eRegistration before the start of term to complete the financial section.

New students studying online for the 2017/18 academic year will not complete e-Registration or use MyCurriculum, and will receive details about registration in their joining instructions. Queries regarding this can be sent to onlinelearning@abdn.ac.uk .

Continuing students who are studying online will need to complete e-Registration as in previous academic years but will use MyCurriculum for course selection. Please contact the School in which you are studying in regard to registering for courses.

Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

Only campus-based students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes use:

  • MyCurriculum to choose their courses and
  • MyTimetable to pick their labs and tutorials.

On campus students enrolled on a postgraduate research programme should consult the PGR New Students web page.

After you have selected your courses, you will be able to log into  MyTimetable* to choose your tutorials, practicals and labs (if applicable) and finalise your personal timetable. MyTimetable will guide you through this process via step-by-step online help. You can access MyTimetable on your phone, tablet or PC, as well as subscribe to it on Android, iPhone or Outlook. Please ensure you have completed course selection, received a confirmation email, and have waited 2-3 hours  before trying to login to MyTimetable.

* with the exception of students on programmes who use MyMBChB, MyBDS, MyPA and MyMedSci

When picking your courses in MyCurriculum the system is completing a number of checks in order to show you course choices available to you. These checks include University regulations, course pre-requisites and the teaching timetable. Depending on how complex your degree programme requirements are, this could take some time.

The University of Aberdeen is committed to making the services and information we provide as accessible as possible. If you have any problems accessing our online services and need assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk by email: servicedesk@abdn.ac.uk or by phone: 01224 273636.

Please note that the class times displayed in the  Timetable Clash Checker are in your computer's local time zone. To view UK class times, please make sure your computer's time zone is set to London/UK.

Logging On

User Guides

Video Guides

FAQ's

You will find the date when the system opens to you on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Please note:

  • You MUST have completed  eRegistration and have a University username and password to log in to MyCurriculum.
  • Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served. However, you MUST complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day if at all possible.

Please Note: You will only be able to access MyCurriculum on or after the date the system opens to you. You will find Information on opening dates on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Remember: There is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and being able to log in to MyCurriculum. If you have just completed eRegistration, wait a little longer and try logging back into MyCurriculum.

Use our Troubleshooting Quick Guide. If you still need help after reading this, please log a call on the MyCurriculum Support system , use our online chat facility, or contact us on 01224 272727.

Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served however you must complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day, if at all possible.

Get help by logging a call on the MyCurriculum Support system, using our online chat facility, or contacting us on 01224 272727.

FAQ's

You will find the date when the system opens to you on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Please note:

  • You MUST have completed  eRegistration and have a University username and password to log in to MyCurriculum.
  • Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served. However, you MUST complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day if at all possible.

Please Note: You will only be able to access MyCurriculum on or after the date the system opens to you. You will find Information on opening dates on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Remember: There is a wait of a few minutes between completing eRegistration and being able to log in to MyCurriculum. If you have just completed eRegistration, wait a little longer and try logging back into MyCurriculum.

Use our Troubleshooting Quick Guide. If you still need help after reading this, please log a call on the MyCurriculum Support system , use our online chat facility, or contact us on 01224 272727.

Course selection is NOT first-come, first-served however you must complete your course choices in order to become a registered student and you should not leave your course selection until the last day, if at all possible.

Get help by logging a call on the MyCurriculum Support system, using our online chat facility, or contacting us on 01224 272727.

Diagnostic Tests

User Guides

Video Guides

FAQ's

It is an online test which identifies the course that is most appropriate for you based on your current level of knowledge (the only exception to this is the Counselling Skills Diagnostic Test, which represents a set of Terms and Conditions which you must read and agree to before proceeding with selecting any Counselling courses).

You will receive an immediate online response to your submission, advising you of the course that is appropriate for your level of knowledge and asking you to go back into MyCurriculum to continue with course selection.

There is an online language diagnostic test which you must complete prior to making your course selections. The result of the test identifies the correct level of language course for you, based on your current level of knowledge. Links to the French and Spanish Diagnostic Tests can be found on the MyCurriculum webpage

Please note: you must have completed eRegistration prior to taking the diagnostic test.

This test helps students interested in studying Mathematics as an option by identifying whether they have the level of knowledge required to take MA1005 Calculus I and/or MA1006 Algebra, as these courses are only suitable for those who have studied Maths to a certain level.

You do not need to take this test if you are taking a joint honours Mathematics degree. A link to the Mathematics Diagnostic Test can be found on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Please note: you must have completed eRegistration prior to taking the diagnostic test.

Students being admitted to a Counselling programme or course should first take the online Counselling Diagnostic Test. You will be unable to register for Counselling Skills 1, and consequently any of the subsequent courses until you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions in the Diagnostic Test. Having completed the test you should select the appropriate course in MyCurriculum. A link to the Counselling Skills Diagnostic Test can be found on the MyCurriculum webpage.

Please note: you must have completed eRegistration prior to taking the diagnostic test.

If you believe that you hold a non-UK school qualification pre-requisite equivalent to those listed in the Catalogue of Courses, or if you have spent time in a German-speaking country, you may request a waiver of the pre-requisite to enable you to take the higher level compulsory course (in this case GM1050). Once you are eligible to select GM1050, the other compulsory course (GM1550) will automatically become available; you will also be eligible to select GM1052.

To apply for a prerequisite waiver, please complete a waiver form and send to the relevant School contact.

When completing the form you must provide the following information:

  • In the “Course(s) for which Waiver Sought box” – add GM1050
  • In the “Pre-Requisite(s) Missing box” – write “not applicable – entry qualification equivalent”
  • In the “Please give the reasons ……. Box” – please provide information about the school qualification and level you have achieved and, if applicable, the time you have spent in a German-speaking country.

Course Information

User Guides

Video Guides

FAQ's

You can find information about:

If your query relates to the content of a course, please contact the School Office using the MyCurriculum Support system.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses  to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember, MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. In exceptional circumstances, however, you may use our online form to apply for permission to do so.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

Apply for your resit via the Online Store. Further information can be found at Reassessment.

Please Note: To resit a course you must hold a valid class certificate in the course.

What is a valid class certificate?How do I know if I hold a valid class certificate?

As long as you have not withdrawn from a course or received a C7 for a course, you will hold a valid class certificate.

Your class certificate will be valid for the academic year in which you took the course and the academic year immediately following.

If you have failed a course from a previous year and wish to reattend rather than resitting you should be able select the course in MyCurriculum.

If you are unable to select the course or wish to discuss this with your Registry Officer in person, the Registry Officers will be available on the first floor of the MacRobert Building during the weeks commencing 4, 11 and 18 September 2017, Monday to Friday each week. In earlier weeks, you can contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.

Please note: This will be the case if the course is necessary for your degree and you have lost your class certificate (this will show as a C7 on your record).

Capped courses are those which have a limit on the number of places available. The Catalogue of Courses will tell you if a course is capped.

If a course is capped MyCurriculum will ask you to make alternative choices as back-ups. A process is run each day from 7 to 22 September 2017 to allocate students to capped courses. You will receive an email telling you which course(s) you have been allocated.

Please note:

  • if you change your course choices and drop the capped course you will lose your place on the course and will have to go through the allocation process again
  • spaces on capped courses are subject to availability
  • capped courses will not be available in MyTimetable for choosing tutorials and labs until after the allocation process has been run.

FAQ's

You can find information about:

If your query relates to the content of a course, please contact the School Office using the MyCurriculum Support system.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses  to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember, MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. In exceptional circumstances, however, you may use our online form to apply for permission to do so.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

Timetabling Clash

User Guides

Video Guides

FAQ's

If you confirm, by completing the Terms and Conditions, that you want to change a course, you will be unenrolled from all classes (eg tutorials, labs) for that course. If you then re-enrol on the course, you will need to make your class selections for this course again in MyTimetable.

You will also need to make your class selections in MyTimetable for any new courses that you select in MyCurriculum.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses  to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember, MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

After you have selected your courses, you will be able to log into  MyTimetable* to choose your tutorials, practicals and labs (if applicable) and finalise your personal timetable. MyTimetable will guide you through this process via step-by-step online help. You can access MyTimetable on your phone, tablet or PC, as well as subscribe to it on Android, iPhone or Outlook. Please ensure you have completed course selection, received a confirmation email, and have waited 2-3 hours  before trying to login to MyTimetable.

* with the exception of students on programmes who use MyMBChB, MyBDS, MyPA and MyMedSci

When logged into MyTimetable, click on the “Report A Problem” button at the right hand side of the navigation menu. A popup window will appear asking you a number of questions to direct your enquiry to the correct team. For question one, answer “All available classes for a course are full”. For question 2, select the affected course that you are having issues enrolling in. Finally, add any additional information in the text box provide for question three. Once you have answered all the questions, click the “Send Report” button which will direct your enquiry to the relevant team. Regularly check your university issued email address as we will respond to your enquiry via email as soon as possible.

The Timetable Clash Checker shows the first week of teaching by default. If there are no classes scheduled for that week the timetable displayed will be blank. Clicking on the arrow at the top right of the timetable will allow you to move the timetable display forwards by one week. Clicking on the arrow at the top left of the timetable will move the timetable display back one week. Use these navigation controls to view all scheduled classes for your courses clash search results.

Please note that the class times displayed in the  Timetable Clash Checker are in your computer's local time zone. To view UK class times, please make sure your computer's time zone is set to London/UK.

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If you confirm, by completing the Terms and Conditions, that you want to change a course, you will be unenrolled from all classes (eg tutorials, labs) for that course. If you then re-enrol on the course, you will need to make your class selections for this course again in MyTimetable.

You will also need to make your class selections in MyTimetable for any new courses that you select in MyCurriculum.

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses  to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember, MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either:

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please note: there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

After you have selected your courses, you will be able to log into  MyTimetable* to choose your tutorials, practicals and labs (if applicable) and finalise your personal timetable. MyTimetable will guide you through this process via step-by-step online help. You can access MyTimetable on your phone, tablet or PC, as well as subscribe to it on Android, iPhone or Outlook. Please ensure you have completed course selection, received a confirmation email, and have waited 2-3 hours  before trying to login to MyTimetable.

* with the exception of students on programmes who use MyMBChB, MyBDS, MyPA and MyMedSci

Please note that the class times displayed in the  Timetable Clash Checker are in your computer's local time zone. To view UK class times, please make sure your computer's time zone is set to London/UK.

Waivers

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In some instances you will, exceptionally, been granted a waiver to allow you to take the higher level compulsory course. You will know that you have been given a waiver as the words "Prerequisite Waiver Applied" will appear next to the course title on the MyCurriculum screen.

If you have not already been granted a waiver, the options available to you are:

  1. transfer to a programme where you hold the necessary prerequisites for the courses;
  2. seek a waiver to allow you to take the higher level compulsory course; or
  3. retake or resit the prerequisite course (This may involve you repeating all or part of your previous academic year.)

To apply for a prerequisite waiver, please complete a waiver form and send to the relevant School contact using the 'No, I need more help' button below.

Please note that:

  • a waiver will only be granted where there is good reason for your failure to pass the prerequisite course, and
  • you are still required to pass the prerequisite course before graduating.

You are not able to take a non-compulsory course without holding the necessary prerequisite(s) and must choose another course instead.

..., but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University for academic reasons does not recommend that students take optional courses for which they do not have the pre-requisites. In exceptional circumstances, however, you may apply for a waiver to allow you to take the course.

Please note:there is no guarantee that you will be given a pre-requisite waiver and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

Extra Credits

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A full-time undergraduate degree programme normally consists of 120 credit points per academic year. Some degrees require a different number of credit points to be taken and MyCurriculum takes account of this.

If you are carrying a shortfall of credits from a previous year this will also be taken account of in MyCurriculum.

In exceptional circumstances the University will allow a student to take up to a maximum of 30 extra credit points. This is called a non-standard credit load.

If you wish to take extra credits, please complete our Non-Standard Credit Load form and send to the relevant School contact using the 'No, I need more help' button below.

Please note: There are risks associated with taking a higher than normal credit load and these are set out on the back of the form. Please make sure that you read these.

If the School approves your request they will make the necessary changes to your course registration and contact you to tell you that this has been done.

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A full-time postgraduate Masters degree programme at the University of Aberdeen normally consists of 180 credit points per academic year. Where the degree programme requires a different number of credit points to be taken, this will be taken account of in MyCurriculum as specified in the programme prescription for the degree which can be found in the  University Calendar.

In exceptional circumstances the University will allow a student to take up to a maximum of 30 extra credit points (ie a non-standard credit load). There are potential risks involved in taking extra courses:

  • Taking extra courses involves an additional workload which could affect your ability to reach your full potential in some or all of the courses you are studying. If your academic performance suffers because of the extra workload you are taking, this may mean that your degree classification will be affected.
  • You will need to agree with your School which credits will count towards your degree classification. Extra credits taken will not normally count towards degree classification. This must be agreed at the point you register for any extra credits and not after you have completed the course(s).

If, having reflected on these risks, you still wish to take a non-standard credit point load, please complete the Non-Standard Credit Load Disclaimer form[Word] and send to the relevant School using the contacts available here. On receipt of your completed form the Registry Officer will make the necessary changes to your course registration.

Reducing Credits

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A full-time undergraduate degree programme normally consists of 120 credit points per academic year. Some degrees require a different number of credit points to be taken and MyCurriculum takes account of this.

In exceptional circumstances the University will allow a student to take up to a maximum of 30 extra credit points. This is called a non-standard credit load.

If you wish to take less credits than normal for your degree please complete our Non-Standard Credit Load form and send to the relevant School contact using the 'No, I need more help' button below.

Please note: There are risks associated with taking less than normal credit load and these are set out on the back of the form. Please make sure that you read these.

If the School approves your request, your Registry Officer will make the necessary changes to your course registration and contact you to tell you that this has been done.

Degree Changes and Regulations

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Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

Capped courses are those which have a limit on the number of places available. The Catalogue of Courses will tell you if a course is capped.

If a course is capped MyCurriculum will ask you to make alternative choices as back-ups. A process is run each day from 7 to 22 September 2017 to allocate students to capped courses. You will receive an email telling you which course(s) you have been allocated.

Please note:

  • if you change your course choices and drop the capped course you will lose your place on the course and will have to go through the allocation process again
  • spaces on capped courses are subject to availability
  • capped courses will not be available in MyTimetable for choosing tutorials and labs until after the allocation process has been run.

If the course you wish to change was originally chosen in the Prescribed tab, you will lose your space on any capped courses selected in the Enhanced and Other tab.

Why is this?

When you first selected your courses you worked through the Prescribed and Enhanced and Other tabs in order. The system offers courses in the Enhanced and Other tab that timetable with the courses chosen in the Prescribed tab.

When you return to make changes you will be taken back to the Enhanced and Other tab, from where you will be able to work back through your selections. To alter your choices in the Prescribed tab, the system will need to clear down the choices that had been made in the Enhanced and Other tab. A warning message shows before any choices are lost.

Any changes you do make in MyCurriculum will only take effect when you complete the Terms and Conditions.

If you require to make changes in the Prescribed tab without losing your place on a capped course, please contact a Registry Officer who will be able to make adjustments on your behalf. If you wish to discuss this with your Registry Officer in person, the Registry Officers will be available on the first floor of the MacRobert Building during the weeks commencing 4, 11 and 18 September 2017, Monday to Friday each week. In earlier weeks, you can contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.

MyCurriculum is set up to allow you to change degree yourself at the beginning of the academic year (up to the end of the second week of teaching), but only where this is possible, ie: when you are in programme year 1 or 2 and are transferring to another degree within your own area of study (eg MA to MA or BSc to BSc).

Refer to our user guide if you are unsure about how to change degree programme in MyCurriculum.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to transfer degree outside of the first two weeks of teaching, you will need to contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.
  • If MyCurriculum does not allow you change degree yourself, there will be an academic reason for this and you should contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.
  • If you would like to change to a degree in a different area of study / a different type of degree (eg MA to BSc or BEng to MEng) you will not be able to do this yourself and should complete our Internal Transfer form, taking note of the relevant deadlines.

MyCurriculum is set up to allow you to change degree yourself at the beginning of the academic year (up to the end of the second week of teaching), but only where this is possible, ie: when you are in programme year 1 or 2 and are transferring to another degree within your own area of study (eg MA to MA or BSc to BSc).

Refer to our user guide if you are unsure about how to change degree programme in MyCurriculum.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to transfer degree outside of the first two weeks of teaching, you will need to contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.
  • If MyCurriculum does not allow you change degree yourself, there will be an academic reason for this and you should contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.
  • If you would like to change to a degree in a different area of study / a different type of degree (eg MA to BSc or BEng to MEng) you will not be able to do this yourself and should complete our Internal Transfer form, taking note of the relevant deadlines.

Yes, you can do this yourself, at the beginning of the academic year (up to the end of the second week of teaching) – with some exceptions, namely:

  • students on a Tier 4 visa (and some other visas) and
  • where your degree programme is not offered in an alternative mode of study.

Please note: A change to mode of study will have implications for you and you are strongly advised to seek advice from Registry Student Services before making the change.

  • A change to your mode of study will have an effect on how much tuition fees you pay and who pays your fees.
  • Part-time students are not eligible to receive government funding.
  • Part-time students are liable for paying council tax.
  • Tier 4 Students must consult with an International Student Advisor before making any changes to their mode of study. You can reach them at student.international@abdn.ac.uk.

How do I make the change?

To change to your mode of study click on the Change Mode of Study link within MyCurriculum.

Please note:

Whilst MyCurriculum will allow you to change your mode of study, the change has to be approved by an Admissions Selector. You will be contacted by your Registry Officer if the change you wish to make is not approved.

Refer to our user guide if you are unsure about how to change mode of study in MyCurriculum.

In most cases, excluding Integrated Masters (MChem, MEng, MSci, MGeol) you will automatically be upgraded to Honours if you have achieved the required credit points and all prescribed and prerequisite courses for your degree.

You will not have achieved the required credit points or prescribed courses to enter honours on your chosen degree programme. Please use the Credit Point Calculator for further information.

You can apply to be readmitted to study. You can find all the relevant information, including our Readmission form and deadlines on our webpage. Please note that re-admission is not guaranteed and you must apply by the deadline.

We do not wish for our students to leave but we understand that there are often valid reasons why you might need to leave your studies. If you wish to withdraw from study please complete a withdrawal form.

If you have a valid class certificate you can apply for reassessment. Further information can be found at Reassessment.

What is a valid class certificate?/How do I know if I hold a valid class certificate?

As long as you have not withdrawn from a course or received a C7 for a course, you will hold a valid class certificate.

Your class certificate will be valid for the academic year in which you took the course and the academic year immediately following.

Please find all the information about studying abroad on our Go Abroad website.

If you would like to upgrade to an Integrated Masters degree (MEng, MSci, MGeol, MPhys) you must complete an application for Internal Transfer.

Please be aware that:

  • transfers into an Integrated Masters programme will normally only be considered before the end of programme year 3 and
  • progress into programme year 5 of an Integrated Masters degree is not guaranteed even if a transfer is approved.

Registry Officers will be available in the MacRobert Building during Registration Week and weeks one and two of teaching. Outwith Registration Week you can visit the Duty Registry Officer in the Infohub.

Please go back in to MyCurriculum and make any changes you wish. You should receive a confirmation email each time you complete MyCurriculum fully. Remember it can take up to two hours for course selections to appear in MyTimetable.

Please consult with an International Student Advisor who can advise on any changes to your studies. You can reach them at student.international@abdn.ac.uk.

If the agreement with your School is not reflected in MyCurriculum you may find that:

  • MyCurriculum is still requiring you to select the course when you have been given exemption from it,
  • you are unable to select the extra courses your School has told you to pick up, or
  • you are unable to change degree programme, despite having permission from the School to do so.

If any of the above scenarios apply to you, please provide your Registry Officer with written proof of the agreement you have with your School. You can contact your Registry Officer or, if you wish to discuss this with your Registry Officer in person, the Registry Officers will be available on the first floor of the MacRobert Building during the weeks commencing 4, 11 and 18 September 2017, Monday to Friday each week. In earlier weeks, you can contact your Registry Officer using the MyCurriculum Support system or visit the Infohub for assistance.

FAQ's

Should you find you have picked a course you do not like, you can change it up to the end of:

  • the second week of teaching for 11 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.

Our User Guide explains how to make changes to your course choices

Please note: the deadline for changing Sixth Century Courses is 5.00 pm on Friday of the first week of teaching.

It is not possible for postgraduate students to change their degree programme through MyCurriculum.

Post-graduates seeking to change their degree must complete a transfer of degree form which must be approved by the programme coordinator for the programme you are seeking to transfer to. Transfers of degree will not normally be permitted when the student is seeking to transfer to a programme that is run by a different School than the one they are based in currently. Please note students on a Tier 4 might be restricted as to which programmes they can transfer to and should contact postgraduate@abdn.ac.uk to discuss.

Regulations

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If you have failed a course which is a prerequisite for a compulsory course you cannot progress until you have either:

  • passed the course or
  • received a prerequisite waiver.

Your Registry Officer will liaise with your School to request a waiver on your behalf. If your School does not grant this request we will send you an email to outline your options. Please refer to the Catalogue of Courses if you are unsure if your course is a prerequisite.

If you have failed a course which is compulsory for your degree, you may still be able to progress into the next year of your degree depending on the amount of credits you currently have. Please work through the Credit Point Calculator to find out.

If you have enough credits to proceed, but are still missing a compulsory course, you MUST either apply for the resit assessment or take the course again in the coming academic year, timetable permitting. Further information can be found at Reassessment.

Please note:Failure to pass a compulsory course may prevent you from being able to graduate.

If you have a valid class certificate you can apply for resits via the Online Store. Further information can be found at Reassessment.

What is a valid class certificate?/ How do I know if I hold a valid class certificate?

As long as you have not withdrawn from a course or received a C7 for a course, you will hold a valid class certificate.

Your class certificate will be valid for the academic year in which you took the course and the academic year immediately following.

If you feel you have been disadvantaged during your studies by circumstances outwith your control (such as a medical condition or family bereavement) you may wish to ask the Students’ Progress Committee to give your case special consideration. More information on the process, including the deadline for submission of cases can be found on our Applying for Special Consideration webpage.

If you feel you have been disadvantaged during your studies by circumstances outwith your control (such as a medical condition or family bereavement) you may wish to ask the Students’ Progress Committee to give your case special consideration. More information on the process, including the deadline for submission of cases can be found on our Applying for Special Consideration webpage

Please read the University's Policy and Procedures on Student Appeals and the Complaints Handling Procedure – both found here.

If you would like to apply for recognition of your prior studies you can do so using the online form

FAQ's

Students registered for part-time study may not:

  1. if currently registered for a Postgraduate Certificate, enrol for more than 40 credit points in any half-session;
  2. if currently registered for a Postgraduate Diploma, enrol for more than 80 credit points in any academic year, nor more than 50 credit points in any half-session;
  3. if currently registered for a Master's degree, enrol for more than 120 credit points in any 12-month period, nor more than 60 credit points in any half-session.

If you have withdrawn from study and are looking to come back, you will need to apply for readmission. You can access the form for re-admission here . This will need to be sent to your programme coordinator for approval. If approved, the Registry will email an offer of readmission. At that point you will be able to complete electronic registration for the new academic year, before completing MyCurriculum. Please note that it can take a few weeks for approval to be given.

Take Clashing Course

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This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either :-

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please Note there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

FAQ's

This may be because:

  • you do not hold the pre-requisites for the course. Use the Catalogue of Courses to find out what the pre-requisites for the course are.
  • the course does not timetable with earlier course selections you have made. You can use our Clash Checker to see if there are lecture clashes but remember MyCurriculum performs a more thorough check, including available tutorial slots, so it may not be possible for you to take the course.

What should I do?

Either :-

  • choose a different course in place of the option you are looking for, or
  • change your optional course selections – by removing a course at a time, and checking to see if the option you wish to take now appears in the drop-down lists. This will allow you to see which courses are clashing and help you decide which mix of optional courses to select.

… but there really is no other optional course I would like to take, what should I do?

The University, for academic reasons, does not recommend that students take clashing courses. If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance and wish to apply to take a clashing course, please click the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page and complete the online form.

Please Note there is no guarantee that you will be given permission and you should look for alternative courses to study should your request be refused.

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