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 Modules and CATS

As an undergraduate student, you will be required to complete 120 credits in each year of your course. History students are not permitted to 'overcat': 120 credits is the maximum that a student can take. Most modules are worth either 30 or 15 credits each. Most UK universities refer to credits as CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme), and so a 30 credit module will often be referred to as a 30 CATS module; a 15 credit module is usually referred to as a 15 CATS module. Generally, 30 CATS modules will run in terms 1, 2 and 3, while 15 CATS modules will run in either term 1 or term 2.

All of our modules have full information on their module websites. Please note that staff use a variety of learning technologies to support students, including websites, Moodle, Lecture Capture where appropriate. Please check with the specific module convenor if you have any questions.


Module Allocation and Registration Process

It is essential that all students correctly follow the module process. For History modules, students MUST submit a module nomination form. Failure to follow the process correctly will result in students being allocated to modules late and have a more limited choice of options. Students who register for modules via eVision without department permission will be removed. Full details of the module selection and allocation process can be found on the current students webpages.



The day after you have registered your modules on eVision, you will be able to access your timetable through your Tabula profile. You will be able to see the day, time and location of your lectures and seminars that you are required to attend.

The University does not finalise its central timetable until late summer/early September. The History department will not be able to give you the information in advance when lectures or seminars for specific modules are timetables. Students should be available to have teaching anywhere in the teaching day (Monday 09:00-19:00, Tuesday 09:00-19:00, Wednesday 09:00-13:00, Thursday 09:00-19:00, Friday 09:00-18:00).

Please note some of your classes (e.g. some seminars, tutorial and lab classes) may not be arranged through the University’s Central Timetabling Office. They are organised locally by the department concerned. This means that they will not appear in your personalised timetable. You will need to contact the department that is running the module in order to find out when these sessions are running or to sign up to a seminar group. The department tries to be flexible with seminar groups, but ultimately we reserve the right to move students to other groups when necessary (e.g. if a particular group is under or oversubscribed)

If you have any issues with your timetable, for example, if you think there is something missing or you have a clash, please contact