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How can I change a module?

To give yourself the most effective module change experience, please complete the following checks.  

Module change applications with errors may be declined.

Are you requesting a module that you're already enrolled on, or dropping one that you're not enrolled on?

Check your programme specification and original module selections before making a change.  

Your current selections will be available on via MyExeter > SRS.  Alternatively you can check under 'My Courses' on ELE.

Timetable clashes

Since you initially selected your modules, the timetable has been built around those selections to avoid as many clashes as possible.  When a module change is requested thereafter, it may create a clash between lectures.

To check whether your module change will create a significant timetable clash, please follow this guidance for Module Timetables.  You can then compare this against your own timetable to see if the new module is compatible.  

If you have a minor clash (1-3 sessions per term) then it may still be feasible to take the module if you use recap and online materials to catch up with the missed content.  Please be aware that using recap will be marked as non-attendance.

If you have a more severe clash then you will be notified by your department who will recommend an appropriate course of action.  This could be a module change, a change of tutor groups, an alternative module with similar content, or something else.  

If you choose to proceed on a module with any type of timetable clash then this is at your own risk.  Your non-attendance/missed content will not constitute grounds for appeal or mitigation.

Does the module have space for you?

There are many factors that limit space on a module.  Primarily, modules will be capped at the size of the lecture theatre allocated (or aggregate room size for split sessions), which is based on online module selections made in March.  However, modules may also be capped for logistical or pedagogical reasons.

If the module you want to take is full, you will be added to a waiting list.  However, you should continue to attend the classes on your timetable until your module change has been confirmed.  

Are you happy with the method of assessment?

Modules are assessed in many different ways; coursework, exams, presentations, group work, quizzes, and many more.  You can check the methods of assessment for your chosen module by looking at the module descriptor.

You can find module descriptors here.  The module descriptor contains all key information about the module; which term it runs in, credit value, who is leading it, the learning outcomes, assessment, and re-assessment.

Scroll to the 'summative assessment' section of the module descriptor to see how the module is assessed, and how heavily each assessment is weighted.

Do you have pre-requisites and does the module fit with your programme structure?

Some modules require advanced knowledge of the subject, called a 'pre-requisite'.  This will be a module that you must have taken in the past.  There are also modules that must be taken together (co-requisites) and those that can't be taken together because their content is too similar (non-requisites).

Details of pre, co and non-requisites can be found on the module descriptor. You can find module descriptors here, or by searching for the module code.  The module descriptor contains all key information about the module; which term it runs in, credit value, who is leading it, the learning outcomes, assessment, and re-assessment.

Pre, co or non-requisities will be on the module descriptor if there are any.  If you cannot find this information, then the module is available to all students (as long as it fulfils your programme rules).

Do you have a balanced workload across term 1 and 2?

There is a lot to consider when choosing and changing your modules.  It is also important to make sure your workload is balanced so that you can consistently perform to your full potential.  

A year of undergraduate study consists of 120 credits, and postgraduate study consists of 180 credits.  Normally, it is recommended that you split this equally across terms 1 and 2.  Be sure to check that your credit balance is suitable, and if you are unsure, discuss this with your personal tutor.

Welcome to our new module change system!

You can now use a single form to select any module, using the link below. Here’s how:


1. Choose the Relevant Department: When selecting your desired module to take, please choose the department that oversees it. For your convenience, we’ve provided the module prefix right next to the department's name.


2. Refer to the List: We’ve included a comprehensive list below for your reference of all the department names, module prefixes and campus location. Once you select the department, you'll see all the modules available through module change under that department. We also have a module directory available via the module change system below to help you identify modules.


3. Campus Information: We understand the importance of logistics. As we have students across three campuses – St Luke’s & Streatham in Exeter and Penryn in Cornwall, we’ve included the campus location next to each department name. This will help you plan better and avoid any potential travel issues between campuses.


4. Module Availability Indicator: We have introduced a new feature to help you understand the availability of each module. This feature uses a traffic light system as an indicator when you choose a module to take through our module change system. Here’s how it works:

          - Green on the form indicates that the module is available.
          - Amber signals that the module is nearing capacity.
          - Red means the module is full and you will likely be placed on a waiting list.


Remember, the module availability can change rapidly due to many concurrent requests, and the system updates only after these requests are processed by our team. Thus, the indicator should be seen as a guide rather than a definitive status. If a module is full and you wish to be on the waiting list, please proceed with your request. As if a space become available when a student drops the module, students on the waiting list will then be added to the module.


Need Assistance?

We’re here to support you! If you ever find yourself needing help or guidance, please reach out to your Hub Info Point. They’re eager to assist. We have also put together this help page.


Please click here to access the module change system


Info at Amory

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Anthropology ANT Streatham Campus
Archaeology ARC Streatham Campus
Classics and Ancient History CLA Streatham Campus
Geography GEO Streatham Campus
History at Exeter HIH - HIS Streatham Campus
Law Students at Exeter Only LAW Streatham Campus
Philosophy PHL Streatham Campus
Politics at Exeter POL Streatham Campus
Sociology SOC Streatham Campus
Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology SPA Streatham Campus
Theology and Religion THE Streatham Campus

Info at Building One

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Economics BEE Streatham Campus
Finance & Accounting BEA - BEFM Streatham Campus
Management BEM - BUS Streatham Campus
New January PGT Starters  BEA/BEM Streatham Campus

Info at Harrison

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Computer Science COM - ECM Streatham Campus
Engineering at Exeter ECM - ENG Streatham Campus
Mathematics and Statistics MTH Streatham Campus

Info at Penryn (Cornwall)

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Camborne School of Mines  CSM Penryn Campus
Centre for Geography and Environmental Sciences GEO Penryn Campus
Ecology and Conservation  BIO Penryn Campus
Engineering at Penryn ENE Penryn Campus
Environmental Mathematics Group MTH - ECM Penryn Campus
Foreign & Modern Languages at Penryn PL Penryn Campus
History at Penryn HIC Penryn Campus
Humanities at Penryn HUC Penryn Campus
Law Students at Penryn Only LAW Penryn Campus
Medical Science at Penryn CSC Penryn Campus
Politics at Penryn POC Penryn Campus
Sustainable Futures  BEP Penryn Campus

Info at Peter Chalk

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Biosciences  BIO Streatham Campus
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies ARA Streatham Campus
Natural Sciences NSC Streatham Campus
Physics and Astronomy PHY Streatham Campus

Info at Queens

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Art History & Visual Culture AHV Streatham Campus
Communications Studies CMM Streatham Campus
Drama DRA Streatham Campus
English and Creative Writing EAS Streatham Campus
Film EAF Streatham Campus
Flexible Combined Honours

Use dept of 

module you

wish to take

Streatham Campus
Foreign & Modern Languages at Exeter FL - ML Streatham Campus
Humanities at Exeter  HUM Streatham Campus
Liberal Arts

Use dept of 

module you

wish to take

 Streatham Campus
Translation SML Streatham Campus

Info at St Luke's

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Medical Science at Exeter CSC St Luke's Campus
Neuroscience NEU St Luke's Campus
School of Education ERP St Luke's Campus
Sport and Health Sciences ESS - SHS St Luke's Campus

Info at Washington Singer

Department Name Module Prefix Campus Location
Psychology (Year 1 Students Only) PSY Streatham Campus