This information applies to students on the following degrees and anyone wishing to take a module in the English Department:
- English Literature
- English and Creative Writing
- English and Theatre Studies
- English & History
- English and French
- English and German
- English and Italian
- Classics & English
- Philosophy and Literature
- Film and Literature
- Law with Humanities
- English & Hispanics
- English & Cultural Studies
- Liberal Arts
English runs a pre-registration scheme for taking modules in this department and we will advise on the process to select your preferences as soon as possible.
Module Choice Advice
Making your module choices is a significant and complex decision so to do our best to support you we offer the following advice:
- When choosing your modules consider the assessment methods for each of them.
- Module entries on the online forms, to your right, will include any specifics relevant to your degree/Pathway if Q300 Finalist students only. You must ensure you comply with your degree structure/Pathway. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
- Please check your selections carefully to avoid any problems and delay. Please ensure that you have selected sufficient modules to cover 120 CATS MAXIMUM with all choices you make either via the English Department or in conjunction with other departments. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Please do not just reverse your first/reserve choices as your request will be returned for amendment and this delay may affect your chances of getting your first choices.
- Module codes starting EN2XX are available for intermediate (second)-year students; module codes starting EN3XX are available for final-year students. Some modules are only open to specific degree course cohorts. Beyond this, most modules are available to intermediate and final-year students (except EN3D7 Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists, which is only open to final-year students).
- If you are able to check at this stage, please ensure there are no lecture clashes with modules from departments outside of English.
- If you are a home student of the English Department and are considering taking a module outside of the English Department, you will need permission from your Personal Tutor, so please ensure you discuss this with them, as well as gaining agreement from the relevant external department.
- Please note that the form will only allow you to make one submission so please double check your choices before pressing 'submit'.
- We will aim to publish details of what modules you have been allocated to during term 3. HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE: MODULE CHOICES WHICH ARE ALLOCATED ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL THE START OF THE AUTUMN TERM. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE A MODULE OWING TO A NUMBER OF FACTORS, INCLUDING A TIMETABLING CLASH THAT WE CANNOT ANTICIPATE AT THIS STAGE.
Overview: step-by-step process for applying for modules - DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 22ND MARCH 2020: PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DEADLINE IS NOW 29TH MARCH 2020.
1. Use the online module webpages in order to make an informed decision regarding the modules you wish to take in 2020/21.
2 Select the relevant link to your right for your degree/year of study.
3. Read the instructions carefully and make sure that all the particulars required are entered. Incorrect information will result in a delay in module allocation and may mean that you will not be considered for your first choice in modules.
When you have finished selecting modules you should read carefully through the form to:
- Check your modules/CATS total the required amount you wish to take with the English Department ONLY, including any compulsory modules and external modules (but not reserve modules)
- Check you conform to any specific requirements of your degree programme and year.
- Once you have performed the above checks you should press the submit button.
4. Submit your completed submission.
Further important information:
- Module allocations released in Term 3 are provisional only. Only when you complete your timetable before the start of term in October can you be sure which modules you’ve been allocated. Please take this into consideration when choosing your summer reading. The English Department is in no way liable for the costs of books if a module does not run or its reading list has changed or if there is an unavoidable clash that cannot be resolved. If a module can no longer run, students provisionally allocated to it will be informed by email as soon as possible.
- Please also note that final module details, i.e. texts etc, will be finalised by the end of July, therefore please ensure you check the module webpages then.
- First choices are NOT guaranteed, although we do make every effort to ensure you get at least one of your first choices. The department tries to run enough seminar groups on popular modules to ensure that final year students and those with pathway specific requirements are accommodated.
Seminar Group Registration
Once all students' module choices have been processed and confirmed in September, we will open up the system so that students can self-register for their chosen Seminar groups via Tabula. A guide to how to use this will be provided and emailed to all students. All students will be emailed in advance of Seminar Group registration opening. Seminar Group registration will be on a first come first served basis. However, in exceptional cases, i.e. to resolve clashes etc, the administration team may have to move you to another seminar; therefore, your final timetable will not be 100% confirmed until just before the start of term.
For a complete list of modules running in 2020/21, click HERE
The teaching timetable for 2020/21 is presently being constructed and will be finalised no earlier than September 2020.
In due course, you will create your own seminar timetable using the Seminar Self Sign Up System on Tabula. This means that you will choose which seminar you wish to attend for your given modules. Tabula will then create a complete timetable for you. This will be accessible via your personal profile on Tabula.
We will open the sign-up system in September and you will be contacted when this has taken place. However, prior to that, once all seminar times are finalised, these will be added to the module web pages, this will allow you to start mentally preparing which seminar times you wish to attend. Lecture times will also be detailed (where applicable).
Please note that this sign up system will not work on a first-come-first-served basis as there may be some changes to be made to seminar allocations (e.g. if a particular time slot is over/under subscribed). Therefore, we reserve the right to move your seminar times, but this will only be done if it is unavoidable and we apologise in advance if this is the case. All timetables will be finalised by the beginning of the Autumn Term.
Once the system opens, we will not take any further requests to change modules at that stage unless in relation to a teaching clash.
Also, if anyone tries to sign up for a module they have not officially applied for, they will be removed!!
It will be your responsibility to check that your timetable doesn’t clash once created. We may not be able to accommodate requests for seminar changes after the start of term therefore, it will be vital for you to ensure that you have sorted out your timetable before the start of term. Please make sure you alert us to any clashes before teaching starts. If you wait until term starts, you may have to change modules altogether to a module which does not clash and has availability so you fulfil your credit requirement for the year (regardless of your interest in the module).
Many students made their module choices late, so do not be late with this process as we may not be able to rectify this for you once term starts as it will not be fair on those that have sorted out their timetables – we will not be moving any students after term has started to rectify a clash/issue for a student who has not created their timetable by the deadline!!
We will be sending more information soon regarding how to sign up through Tabula.
Q300 English Literature Pathway Information - relevant to Finalists only:
See here for Q300 2018/19 Pathways information.
See here for Q300 2019/20 Pathways information
See here for Q300 2020/21 Pathways information
2020/21 Pathway Convenors:
Pathway Convenor - American - Myka Tuker-Abramson
Pathway Convenor - English - Michael Meeuwis
Pathway Convenor - World - Nick Lawrence
Pathway Convenor - Theory - Caitlin Vandertop
Other degrees not detailed above