S3P Modules

In September, new students choose their modules. Only some new students will do this using S3P. Others will need to do this in their academic school.

The University asks all students who are expected to return to study in the next academic year to select modules at Easter. This is so that we can timetable what students choose. Because we do this early, changes that you make to your modules after this time are subject to fitting in with the timetable. When new students select their modules (generally in September) they may need to check the timetable first – although we always try and ensure that popular optional choice combinations do not clash.

If you are using S3P for your module choice, you have to confirm your programme of study first. Also, your module choice may need approval by your school, so your module choice is only provisional.

Most full time undergraduate students must choose 120 credits of modules – and most full time postgraduate students choose 180 credits. The S3P system knows what course you are studying and whether you are studying full time or part time. So the system won’t let you submit your modules unless you have selected the right number of modules.

If you have compulsory modules these will be shown automatically and you won’t be able to change them. If there is some exceptional reason why you need to change compulsory modules, use the Send Enquiry option.

Optional modules are those listed as part of your programme and from which you will choose most of your modules. If you need to choose optional modules, click on the option modules button then use the tick boxes and press select.

If you choose incorrect modules you can delete them using the bin icon on the main module screen.

Some degree programmes allow you to have a free choice of module. The free choice button allows you to search for all live modules in the University. You will need to be careful when you choose modules from this list.

There is an indicator against module codes if there is a pre-requisite module – ie a module that you should already have studied or be studying now. It is your responsibility to check that you have studied prerequisites for all optional or free choice modules

Note that some optional or free choice modules are capped – ie only a limited number of students can do these modules. You will only be able to choose a capped module if there are still places on it – and you may need to be quick to submit your modules on the main page. Remember that other students may submit while you spend time making your choices so you may end up being rejected for a module. If a capped module is already full you won’t be able to choose it – but you can sign up on a waiting list. You will receive e-mail confirmation when you have signed up for a waiting list.

For detailed screen shots of the S3P module selection process please Click Here