How is the degree structured?
During the first year, we teach over two semesters – Autumn and Spring. You will complete 6 modules in total, all worth 20 credits each. The modules have been designed to equip you with the key skills needed to complete the degree you choose.
In Autumn, you will complete modules in:
Subject-area modules (some degree programmes will take a Mathematics module as this is relevant to your discipline)
In Spring, you will complete modules in:
The English modules will provide you with a thorough grounding in study skills, including how to structure an essay, referencing and how to use library resources like journals. It will also help you to develop your confidence in reading, academic writing and your presentational skills.
In addition, you will also complete at least two modules that are relevant to your chosen degree, for example Business Essentials or Introduction to Psychology. For a full breakdown of these please see the relevant course page from the list below.
Once you have completed and passed these modules at the end of Year 0, you will be ready to move into the first year of your degree. At this point you will switch departments, depending on what you are studying. However, you will have a network of friends and peers across our ten academic departments, as well as all the contacts you will have made during the year and support from whichever of our four Colleges you choose to join.