One of the major attractions of the BA, BSc (Hons) degree at University of Worcester is that it allows you to choose from a wide range of modules.
Your module choices allow you to shape your degree to reflect your interests, enhance your employability or study around other commitments such as paid employment, your family or social life.
Advice and support is available from the Programme Advisers, your Personal Academic Tutor and the Careers Advisers if you need some help to work out which are the right choices for you.
When to select modules
Each year Registry Services sets a date when continuing or returning students can select their modules. Further information on this can be found on your SOLE Page. Go to ‘Course Information’ select ‘Personal Module Selection’, and then, ‘Select Modules’. The 'Course Information' tab will also include details of the deadline for module choices.
To find out the availability of modules, you can view the Module Directory via your SOLE Page. If you are not sure which modules to select, you can speak with a Programme Adviser. Your Personal Academic Tutor and the Careers Advisers can also offer you advice on which modules might be the most appropriate or useful for particular careers or postgraduate study.
Changing a module
For more information about making a change to your modules, please see the information available on our course change pages.
Module clashes on your timetable
If you have a clash of two or more modules on your timetable, you can find out how to resolve it on the timetable pages.
Ways of choosing your modules
If you have a particular career in mind, it might be worth contacting one of the Careers Advisers to ask whether they feel certain modules would be more appropriate than others. Person Specifications and Job Descriptions of the types of jobs that you would be interested in applying for when you leave university can also provide a useful starting point in highlighting essential or desirable skills. Certain modules may enable you to demonstrate these more effectively than others.
You might want to concentrate on the now rather than careers for the future and pick modules that you know you will enjoy or ones that are of particular interest.
Some modules naturally follow on from others and if you have enjoyed them or have done well in the first one, choosing the second one is usually a good move. Do remember though that despite your degree being made up of different modules, all of them, regardless of subject, interconnect enabling you to transfer knowledge, skills and experience from one to another. Do not just work on a module, pass it and then forget everything that you have learnt from it. Keep your assignments, notes etc. as you never know when they will come in useful again, e.g., your dissertation might refer to a subject that you studied in a first-year module or a topic that came up in one module may appear in a different module.