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Help with MyCurriculum - Course Information

Frequently Asked Questions

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 in the weeks commencing the 14th and 21st of September 2020 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.

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 first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses.
  • the end of the first week of teaching for 5/6 week courses which start in the second half of a semester. These are courses which will have a 3 or an 8 as the fourth character in their code, eg, BI4802.

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.

You can find information about:

If your query relates to the content of a course, please contact the School Office by clicking on the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page. In answer to the question "What do you need help with?" choose "Course Information" from the drop down list.

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 on the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page. In answer, to the question "What do you need help with" choose "Take a Clashing Course" from the drop down list.

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.
  • you are not studying at the correct level to take the course. For example: you are a level 1 student and the course is open only to students in level 2, OR you are a level 3 student and the course is open only to students in levels 1 or 2, OR you are a Postgraduate student and the course is only open to undergraduate students;
  • 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. In answer to the question “What do you need help with?” choose “Take Clashing Course” from the drop down list.

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.

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?

A class certificate is your entitlement to take the end of the course assessments for a course you are studying.

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 in Elphinstone Hall during Welcome Week and the first two weeks of teaching, Monday to Friday each week. In earlier weeks, you can contact your Registry Officer by clicking on the "No, I need more help" button at the bottom of this page 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).

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