Change of module

Students can submit a request to change modules after the module enrolment system closes by using an online form.  

The University allows students to change modules for up to four weeks after teaching starts for the module. However, some schools only allow changes for a shorter period so be careful when advising students about enrolment. Change of module deadlines are commonly at the end of the second week of teaching but vary by school. Some teaching schools require consultation when a student wishes to enrol on or drop one of their modules, staff can view these requirements, deadlines and contact details by using the CoM Teaching School Permissions and Deadlines spreadsheet.

Once online module enrolment has closed - dates are given in the enrolment guide - students will need to access the online change of module form from the For Students website. 

Full details of the new process are detailed in the Operational Guidance word document. 

Week 4 Deadline

The Change of Module form closes at the end of week 4 of teaching in the relevant semester. 

If a student wishes to change modules after the week 4 deadline has passed, the proposed change must have approval from the Head of School before the change will be allowed.  

Late module changes after week 4 of teaching are subject to a £50 late fee.  If the school wishes for a fee to be charged, then an email should be sent to the Assessment & Progress Team via the email address

Week 8 Deadline

With Head of School approval students can change modules up until the end of week 8 of teaching.  After week 8 students are not permitted to change modules and are expected to complete the assessment for any modules they are enrolled on and are considered to have missed too much teaching to enrol on any new modules that are taught in that semester.  

Replacement Modules

After week 8 of teaching and with permission from the school, students can replace modules, either taking a new module in the next semester or the next academic year.  The module they are replacing will remain on the record and the mark achieved will be recorded on the transcript. The replaced module will be considered the second and final attempt at the module and will be for a capped module mark.  Where a student is permitted to replace a module, confirmation of approval must be sent to the Assessment & Progress Team via the email address