What can I study?

Choose modules from a range of subjects on our Study Abroad programme.

Module Guidance

Join us for a full academic year from mid-September to the end of May or for Semester One (September to January) or Semester Two (January to May).

Choose your modules

At Ulster we call the individual subjects that you will study modules. They are sometimes called classes or courses at other universities.

You will be required to undertake three 20 UK credit modules per semester which is equal to 60 UK credits or 120 credits for the full academic year.

Please note: A 20 UK credit module is worth 10 ECTS credits or 5 US credits.

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

Depending on the terms of our agreement with your home institution you may be restricted to a specific subject area. If you would like to take modules outside your subject area, you must get permission from your home institution.

Module selection

Before selecting your modules please ensure that you have confirmed with your home institution the correct module level you will be required to study as indicated below:

  • 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)

For undergraduate level students it is our recommendation you select Level 4 or Level 5 modules to ensure you have the best experience at Ulster

You will be required to select six modules in order of preference per semester from our subject list by campus (you will only be required to enrol for three):

Click on the module title to check the campus, semester, academic year and level of study.

*If you are a Postgraduate level student contact your Study Adviser for further information on what modules you can study.

Module Request Form

We will send you a Module Request Form to complete when the above modules lists are confirmed. You then must select six modules per semester (module code, title and crn required) ensuring you have confirmed your choices with your home institution. Your final modules will be confirmed 2 weeks before term commences when online enrolment is available.

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. It is recommended that you are prepared to be flexible with module selection. All selected modules must be on the same campus as it is not possible to study across all our campuses.

You have the option within the first two weeks of enrolment to amend your modules. Contact a member of the team for further information.