We offer a range of undergraduate courses within social sciences, science
and engineering, law and management, and humanities and comparative studies.
You can use our course finder to find the course
that is right for you!
Our courses offer you choice
Although there will be compulsory modules as part of your course, we also
give you the opportunity to try subjects you may not have come across
before, like linguistics or philosophy.
If you are a BA student taking a humanities or social science course,
then you have the greatest amount of choice as most of your first year
modules do not assume any specialist knowledge. If you are taking a science
or engineering subject, then you still have a choice but this is slightly
restricted as science modules rely more on previous knowledge. If you are
undertaking an LLB or BEng, then the requirements relating to professional
accreditation mean your course is fairly closely prescribed but there is
still some scope for choice after your first year.
We also offer all our students the valuable opportunity to study a modern
language alongside their course at a subsidised fee rate.
Our courses offer you flexibility
If you successfully complete the first year of your BA or BSc course,
then you are qualified to enter the second year of not only the course you
applied for but also a range of other courses that we offer. There are just
a few exceptions but this means you can change your course at the end of
your first year, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisite
modules and places are available.
For example, if you are a BA student taking economics, politics,
philosophy and sociology in your first year, then you have a choice of at
least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your year,
while if you are a BSc student then you will have a choice of at least two
courses and, in some cases, as many as five.
This gives you the opportunity to specialise in a subject that you may
not have studied before coming to university, and to further pursue
interests that you have developed in your first year of study.
Our courses offer you a wide range of modules
In your first year, you usually take four modules (or eight
half-modules), depending on your course. As most of our schools and
departments are quite large, this means we can offer a wide range of
optional modules in your second and third years.
We operate a credit framework for our awards which is based on principles
widely used across the UK university sector. Each of our modules has a
credit rating and your standard three-year course consists of 360 credits
(120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and