Modules offered to incoming students

If you want to come and have a chat please email us to make an appointment.

Appointments are generally available Monday to Friday between 10.00–11.30 and 14.00–15.30 on a pre-arranged basis.

The University of Plymouth accepts students for either the whole academic year or for one semester through our Bilateral agreements and ISEP. We also accept self-funding students, known as Freemovers, who wish to study at the University of Plymouth for one or two semesters outside of any agreement. We accept students into the following schools, spaces and subject areas being limited in some.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Health

Choosing your modules (classes)

To find modules available to you, please visit:

Full year and semester 1: Courses and degree subject areas

Open-up the “Course details” for the degree programme in which you’re interested and click on the “Programme Specification” link at the bottom of the list.

Semester 2: Degree Programme Specifications

Section 6: Programme Structure of any Programme Specification shows you what modules are available, their credits and when they run. You can study up to 120 Plymouth credits (60 ECTS) per academic year or 60 (30 ECTS) per semester.

Module levels

Modules are more specialised the higher their level.

    Level Year Stage
Undergraduate 4 Sophomore 1
5 Junior 2
6 Senior 3
Postgraduate 7 1

Level 4 modules are introductory and are best suited to students without a background in the subject.

Level 5 modules deal with the subject in much greater detail and should be appropriate for students in their second or third year of higher education. Specific prerequisites can sometimes be a condition for enrolment on these modules.

Level 6 modules require extensive background knowledge before the module begins and therefore should only be taken by students with the prerequisite knowledge.

We recommend that you choose from one degree programme and one level. In some cases, this is a condition of acceptance. Choosing modules across degree programmes and levels this may lead to timetable clashes. Modules may also be cancelled due to under-subscription or closed due to over-subscription. Your module choices are, therefore, not confirmed until you arrive at the University of Plymouth.

Please make your initial choice of modules on your application form including reserve modules in case you are not be able to study all your first choices. You will be able to speak to Plymouth Global and to our Academic Exchange Advisors to confirm your modules during your first week.