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Credits are gained when a student has satisfied the Board of Examiners in respect of the assessment requirements for the module concerned (i.e. when you pass a module). The credit value for each module is indicated in the module description, and in the relevant degree regulations.


Modules that must be taken in the same academic year as the selected module.


A stage of study within a degree programme, generally referring to the year in which a particular module would be studied (e.g. 1, 2, 3 or 4). Each level consists of 120 credits, the completion of which enables a student to progress to the next level of their degree programme.

Open Module:

A module that is available to any student following any programme offered by any Board of Studies who can satisfy the prerequisites.


Requirements that need to have been fulfilled before a student can register for the module. They are supplementary to general entry requirements. Some examples of prerequisites include: specific subjects or grades at A-level, a specific total A-level score, specific GCSE subjects or grades, titles of any modules at a lower level that must already have been satisfactorily completed (i.e. passed).

Tied Module:

A module that is only available to students studying on a particular degree programme(s).