Module coding structure

The module code normally consists of two parts. The first indicates the subject area to which the module belongs and the second is a number. Together these provide a unique code for the module.

Indicates the subject
Indicates the unique numerical code and credit level

In the above example, NUR309 is a nursing module, with a credit level of 5. A module may be offered on a number of the University’s campuses and in different semesters. It may also be offered on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As such it is important for students to be aware of which version, or section, of the module, they will be taking. Each section is given a unique course reference number (CRN). This is illustrated in the following example.
NUR 309, Section 1 or

Credit Points

NUR 309, Section 2

Credit Points

An explanation of the components making up the code follows:

  1. The first three characters denote the academic subject or topic (a full list of topics and codes follows this section).
  2. The next three digits are unique to the module and provide an indication of credit level, as follows:
Undergraduate : 000-099 100-299 300-499 500-699 Postgraduate : 700-899


Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
AAD Art and Design ARC Architecture
AED Adult Educ & Comm Dev BEN Built Environment
AMS American Studies BLD Building
ART Fine Art BME Biomedical Engineering
CAA Contemporary Applied Arts CIV Civil Engineering
CHN Chinese COM Computing
CIN Cinematic Arts DES Design
CPS Custody Prison Studies EEE Electrical/Electronic Engineering
CMM Communication ENE Environmental Engineering
CRE Creative Technologies ENH Environmental Health
CUS Cultural Studies FIR Fire Safety Engineering
CYW  Community Youth Work MAT Mathematics
DAN Dance MEC Mechanical Engineering
DES Design SAF Safety Engineering
DRA Drama SUR Surveying
EAP English for Academic Purposes TRA Transport
EDU Education
EFL English as a Foreign Language Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
ENG English ABC Applied Biological & Chem Sci
ESL English as a Second Language AGR Agriculture
EUS European Studies AHP Allied Health Professions
FAA Fine and Applied Arts ARS Area Studies
FLM Film Studies BIO Biology
FRE French BMS Medical & Healthcare Sciences
GER German CLS Clinical Science
HIS History EGM Environmental Subjects
HUM Humanities ENS Environmental Science
ICS Irish Cultural Studies EQU Equine Studies
INT Interior Design FOR Food Regulation
IPS International Peace Studies FOT Food Technology
IRS Irish HEP Health Promotion
IXD Interaction Design HRC Horticulture
LAN Language Studies MDS Medical Science
LAW Law NUR Nursing
LSA Landscape Architecture NUS Nursing (Additional Modules)
MED Media Studies NUT Human Nutrition
MUS Music OPT Optometry
PCS Peace and Conflict Studies OTH Occupational Therapy
PFD Product Furniture Design PHA Pharmacy (MPHARM)
PHT Photography PHM Pharmacology
PHO Photo-Imaging PHS Pharmaceutical Sciences
POL Politics POD Podiatry
PUP Public Policy PSY Psychology
SOC Sociology PTH Physiotherapy
SOP Social Policy and Administration RAD Radiography
SPA Spanish SLS Sport and Leisure Studies
SWK  Social Work SLT Speech & Language Therapy
TDF Textile Art, Design & Fashion
THS Theatre Studies All Facilities
VIC Visual Communication BEI Study USA
IAS International Academic Studies
Ulster University Business School LLL Lifelong Learning
ACC ACCA FCE Flexible & Continuing Education
ACF Accounting & Finance
ADV Advertising
BMG Business & Management Studies
BUS Business & Management Studies (Add)
CST Consumer Studies
ECO Economics
HTM Hospitality & Tourism Studies
LEC Leisure, Events & Cultural Management
MKT Marketing