firstpoint is dedicated to helping students access information and support during their studies.

We are based in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre on St John’s Campus.

Advisers are available Monday to Friday.  For opening times please visit our homepage.

Telephone: 01905 542551
Email: firstpoint@worc.ac.uk

Module Information

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 both within and outside of your chosen subject/s.  

As with most things, however, there are pros and cons to this level of flexibility.  The pros are that you can shape your degree to reflect your interests, enhance your employability or choose modules that will enable you to attend classes around other commitments such as paid employment, your family or social life.  The cons are, if you are not careful, you could end up with a degree that fails to demonstrate a logical progression or one that lacks focus. 

Mandatory modules 

Some modules are mandatory; this means that you will have to select them.  If you really do not want to do them, it may be worth considering changing pathways or courses, in which case you will need to speak with a Programme Adviser. They will be able to discuss your options and explain any implications making such changes may have.  Details of which modules are mandatory can be found in your course handbook and on SOLE.

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’.   Course Information will also include details of the deadline for module choice.

Module availability

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 our 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 Independent Study 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.