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Elective modules

Elective modules are those offered by departments to students from outside that department. 

Departments identify non-compulsory modules within each of their programmes that a student may replace with elective modules. The number of modules that may be replaced in this way cannot normally amount to more than 40 credits. 

Please note that it may not always be possible to grant your request to undertake an elective module because of timetabling or other constraints.

Applying to register

If you are wanting to participate in an Elective module(s), please complete an Elective module form (MS Word , 46kb) and forward this to the appropriate contact within your department (taken from the list below).

Departmental contacts

Each department has a member of staff who acts as a key point of contact for students wishing to take electives. They provide students with information about academic requirements and put them in touch with module tutors if necessary. Chairs of Boards of Studies will still be required to authorise all elective requests.

Please note: some departments do not update their lists until later on in the year. Please get in touch with them directly when this is the case.

Elective modules by departmentDepartmental contactEmail
Archaeology  Programmes Administrator (UG)
Programmes Administrator (PG)
Biology Student Support Administrator  
Writing and Language Skills Centre
Victoria Jack
Chemistry Dr Nigel Lowe
Computer Science Undergraduate Administrator
Economics and Related Studies Julie Lord and Kim Snedden
Education Kath Armstrong
English and Related Literature
Undergraduate modules
Anne Chantry
English and Related Literature
MA modules
Tim Rowbotham
Environment and Geography  Student Support team
Health Sciences
Postgraduate modules
Di Stockdale
UndergraduateMA modules

Sue Clark
History of Art Andrew Wilkinson
Language and Linguistic Science Rachel O'Brien
Languages for All Laura Hill
Mathematics Nicola Glenn
Music Dr Mark Hutchinson
Philosophy Carol Dixon
Physics Erica Cushworth
Social Policy and Social Work Student Support Administrator 

Student Support Administrator