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Choose from over 2,000 modules on our Study Abroad programme.

How long can I study at Ulster?

A full academic year is from mid-September to the end of May. Alternatively, you can join us for semester one (September to January) or semester two (January to May)

Choosing modules

You will be required to undertake three modules per semester. This is equal to 60 UK credits per semester or 120 credits for the full academic year.

You may choose modules from a range of disciplines or take a more focused approach by choosing to specialise in a specific thematic area, the choice is yours.

If you are an Erasmus Exchange student you may be restricted to certain modules within the terms of our agreement with your home institution.

Please note that not all modules listed will be available each year but your Ulster Studies Advisor will be able to help you make your choices.

Browse modules

You must ensure that the modules you select are on the correct campus, during the correct semester and academic year and at the appropriate level of study as indicated below:

Level Year/ Mode
Level 4 First year of a Full-Time Undergraduate degree course
Level 5 Second year of a Full-Time Undergraduate degree course
Level 6 Final year Honours standard
Level 7 Postgraduate level (Master’s)
Level 8 Doctoral level

If you decide within the first two weeks after registering at Ulster that you wish to change a module or if you experience a timetable issue, you can request a module amendment through your Studies Advisor.

Important: Due to class size restrictions, places on modules are not guaranteed for any student at Ulster but are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Your Studies Advisor

Your Studies Advisor will give you advice on choosing your modules and ensuring that your module choices are at the correct level and within the most appropriate subject area.

If you would like to take modules outside your subject area, you must get permission from your home university before you register.

Your Studies Advisor will approve your final module selection ensuring there are no timetable conflicts.

We recommend that you make contact with your Studies Advisor prior to your arrival at Ulster so that you have an idea of the modules you will be allowed study.