This information is for students on full-time postgraduate taught (PGT) programmes (Master's programmes). Information for part-time and flexible modular students .
How do I select my modules?
Log in to RISIS to start selecting your modules, additional guidance in the FAQs.
Where can I see what modules are offered?
You can find the list of optional modules available for your programme by looking at the module information on the RISIS portal.
- Log in to RISIS
- Select 'Information' from the top menu bar
- Select 'Programme and Modules'
- Select 'Your module selection'
A few days before online module selection takes place, you can view your module options on the RISIS Module browser. This allows you to look at the different modules offered and make preliminary choices as well as submitting your choices when the module selection goes live. We will keep you notified via email of all stages of module selection.
How many credits do I need?
As a full-time postgraduate taught student you must have a total of 180 credits.
How many credits is each module worth?
The majority of modules are worth 10 or 20 credits, although projects or dissertations may have a higher credit value. Each credit equates approximately to 10 hours of work (including all contact hours such as lectures or classes, as well as further reading and any assessments).
When choosing your modules, please make sure that you register for the right number of credits and optional modules each academic year. This information is available when you make your selections online), and this includes compulsory modules for your programme and any required pre-requisites or co-requisites for the modules you are taking.
Can I change my modules after I have selected them?
Requests to change your optional modules should be made as soon as possible, or until the Friday of week 3 at 12:30 hrs in the Autumn term (for modules taught in the Autumn and Autumn/Spring term) and until the Friday of week 2 at 12:30 hrs (for modules taught in the Spring term). Please email email@example.com with details of your requested changes.
You may request changes to your optional modules, however please note that you do not have an automatic right to change your optional modules. Consideration will be given as to whether you have the necessary pre- and co-requisites, whether there are places available on the module and whether the deadline for changing optional modules has passed. For more information on changing your modules, please see our FAQs.
Where can I get help with choosing my modules?
There are several different places you can go for help and advice:
- Academic staff - You can speak to your Programme Director or Academic Tutor for guidance on which modules to choose to meet your academic objectives and interests.
- Online support - You can ask a question about module selection via the 'Ask a question' feature on RISIS or you can email (from your University email account) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please see our FAQs for more specific advice