School of History, Classics and Archaeology



Choosing Modules

Undergraduate students in stages 1 and 2 are invited to choose their modules for the following academic year.

Please go to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology 2019/20 regulations page to see which modules you're allowed to take. Please make sure that you choose the relevant set of regulations when making your module selection.

For the most up-to-date module descriptions, please go to the module catalogue and search by your degree programme.

Module Selection:

Tuesday 5th May for all final year students. Wednesday 6th May for all students going into stage 2.

For students going into stage 3 and wishing to take a History Special Subject (where your regulations allow)
All HIS special subject modules will be marked as ‘Full’ on S3P; in place of your special subject module codes you must enter the substitute codes:
• HIS0001 for semester 1 special subjects
• HIS0002 for semester 2 special subjects

The link to the Module Preference form will be available here in due course along with further instruction. 

Expression of interest:

Once module pre-registration closes, a system called ‘expression of interest’ within S3P opens. This is for those of you who didn’t get on the module you really wanted to get on. This gives you the opportunity to tell us which module you would like to go on should a space become available and which module you would be happy to drop. This is a system that operates on a first come first served basis so it is imperative that you use this system as soon as it opens – we will be looking at these requests as soon as it opens. All requests that you make MUST BE MADE IN LINE WITH YOUR DEGREE PROGRAMME REGULATIONS.

The expression of interest system opens on Thursday 14th May 2020 at 9am and closes on Thursday 21st May 2020 at 5pm.

Module fairs

To help you decide which modules you'd like to take, we hold annual module fairs within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

The Erasmus module fair will take place on Tuesday 24 September, 14.00 - 16.00, in the Herschel Building, Learning Lab (HERB.1.) (Map Ref 17).

The HaSS faculty module fair will take place on Wednesday 25th September, 10.00 - 13.00, in the Herschel Building, Learning Lab (HERB.1.) (Map Ref 17).


If you have any problems please contact the school office, 1st Floor, Armstrong Building.

Telephone: 0191 208 7844

Changing Modules

During a two-week period at the start of the semester, undergraduate students in all stages can request to change their modules.

This information covers all undergraduate history, classics and archaeology modules, 2019/2020. That's all modules with a prefix of ARA, CAC, CAH, CAG, CLA or HIS.

All students wishing to change a module should use this web form to request a change.

Things to check

Before completing the form you must check your degree programme regulations and that the module you wish to change to fits with your published timetable.

Once you have completed all checks, please go to the web form to request to change your modules.


The process for module change begins at 09.00 a.m. Monday 23rd September 2019, and will remain open until 13.00 p.m. Friday 11th October 2019, at which point the module change period ends. Only entries made from 09.00 a.m. on 23rd September will be considered, so please don’t fill in the form until then.

Modules with no cap

If you are changing to a module with no caps, and it fits with your regulations, your module will be changed in the system by no later than close of business on 11th October 2019. This will happen automatically in the school office and you will not receive an email informing you about this.

Modules with a cap

If you are changing to a module with a cap on it (denoted with a * in the list of modules in the web form), your module will only be changed once a space becomes available. You will receive an email ONLY IF your module is changed.

If you are successful in getting a place on a capped module, we will not be able to reverse the decision. Once you leave a capped module, this will free up a space on the module you are leaving. We will give that space to the student next in line so please make sure you really want to change modules.

Modules in other schools

If you wish to change to a module outside of the school, you will need to seek permission from the owning school.

Normally you will be expected to fill out a Module change form (PDF:68KB), take that to the owning school of the module you wish to change to, they will authorise that you can take that module.

You will then need to return the form to YOUR owning school for the change to be made in the system.

Full details of all modules can be found by entering a module code in the module catalogue.