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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.

To view the Electives List, please log in to your University email account in the format

View the list of elective modules

If you require this information in another format please email Departmental contacts (listed below)

Applying to register

If you are wanting to participate in an Elective module(s), please complete an Elective Module form 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 department Departmental contact Email
Archaeology Programmes Administrator (UG)
Programmes Administrator (PG)
School of Arts and Creative Technologies Anna Jones
Biology Student Support Administrator  
Chemistry Dr Nigel Lowe
Computer Science Undergraduate Administrator
Economics and Related Studies Student Services Team
Education Kath Armstrong
English and Related Literature
Undergraduate modules
Undergraduate Administrator
English and Related Literature
MA modules
Jane Nay
Environment and Geography  Student Support team
Health Sciences
Postgraduate modules
Di Stockdale

Student Services Team Support Administrator
History of Art Student Support Administrator
Language and Linguistic Science Rachel O'Brien
Languages at York Ross Watson
York Law School Undergraduate Programme Admin Team
Mathematics Nicola Glenn
Philosophy Carol Dixon
School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Erica Cushworth
School for Business and Society Student Support Administrator

Student Support Administrator