Signing up to “Option” Modules
You will need to access the Student Record System Self Service (Banner) page to view an online catalogue of your modular options for your BSc Psychology programme. The catalogue provides you with a full outline of your “core”, “compulsory” and “option” module structure across your three academic years.
Year One: For your first year modules, you need to access Banner to elect to take one “option” module in Semester One, Year One, and one “option” module in Semester Two, Year One. Outside of these modules, you are automatically enrolled onto the “core” and “compulsory” modules.
Year Two: For your second year modules, you need to access Banner to elect to take one “option” module in Semester One, Year Two, and one “option” module in Semester Two, Year Two. Outside of these modules, you are automatically enrolled onto the “core” and “compulsory” modules.
Year Three: In Year Three, a wider range of modular options are available to you. Over the year, you will need to access Banner to elect to take five “option” modules, three in the first Semester and two in the second Semester.
When choosing your options, you are strongly advised to ensure that you have a similar total number of modules in Semester 1 and Semester 2, to maintain a balanced work load throughout the year. Once you have registered your options, it is possible for you to make changes but there are restrictions. The substitution of modules is not allowed (i.e. you cannot take an extra module in semester 2 to replace a semester 1 module in which you failed to perform well).
To select your “option” modules choices you will need to:
- Access the Student Record System Self Service through SUSSED.
- Click on the ‘Students’ tab across the top and then ‘Your Student Record’ on the left hand side.
- Enter your University username and password again and then select ‘Option module choice’ from the menu and follow the instructions provided.
Once you have completed the process, an email confirming that your selection has been received will be sent to your University email account. We recommend that you monitor this account regularly in case we need to contact you with any queries about your choices. If you are having problems for any reason, please let your Student Office know (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Amending your “option” module choices
During the ‘open period’, you can go back into the system and amend your module choices as much as you like. There will be a deadline for submitting your option module choices, and you need to make sure that you meet this deadline. You will be informed of the deadline via email.
Year One and Two: When you begin your modules in Year One, you may request to change an “option” module choice up to the end of WEEK TWO in each Semester. To do this, you will need to complete a ‘Change of Module Registration Form‘ to specify your request. Forms can be obtained from your Student Office.
Year Three: In Year Three, you cannot transfer into some of the third year Psychology seminar modules after teaching has started. These modules will be indicated when you make your choices. Otherwise you may change up to the end of WEEK TWO in each Semester. To do this, you will need to complete a ‘Change of Module Registration Form’ to specify your request. Forms can be obtained from your Student Office.
If you elect to take “External” option modules – that being, a UOSM (Flexible Learning) module, a language or other module which is outside of Psychology – you can request to change your module choice up to the end of WEEK TWO in each Semester. However, you will ONLY be able to swap to a different “External” option module, if there is space on this module.
Clashes in your timetable
If your “option” modules clash in your timetable, you will need to amend your “option” module choice accordingly by contacting your Student Office immediately (Email: email@example.com).You should regularly check your online student record for details of your registered modules. This is particularly important after you have made any changes and it will help to maintain the accuracy of your student record. It will also save time and confusion during the examination period(s).