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PORTICO Module registration
To register your courses on Portico, you must have opened your UCL computer account.
The UCL page Select Modules explains how to register your courses on Portico and has a link to a detailed guide to module registration. If you need assistance, go to the Old Refectory, where there will be someone to help you; or contact the Portico helpdesk by telephone or email. The contact details are on the Portico services webpage, in the left-hand column: Portico helpdesk.
1. You must decide whether you wish to follow the Taught or the Research pathway. This will influence your module selections.
2. All MA programmes consist of 180 credits and you must register for exactly this number of credits.
3. Refer to the relevant section of the CES or SELCS websites to check the rules for individual programmes:
4. If you are studying part-time, the 180 credits should be split over two years. You may divide them up however you wish but you must register for the dissertation in your second year.
5. Optional courses are chosen from the departments which make up the Faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences, although different MA Programmes allow for different levels of flexibility in choosing optional modules. It is your responsibility to investigate what is on offer in the departments you are interested in during registration week. You should first of all check departmental websites, as much information is displayed this way. If you cannot find exactly what you need, we recommend contacting the departments either via email or in person.
You should be aware that some departments are more popular than others and that normally they will give priority to their own students. Some may not make all their modules available to students from other departments or may cap the numbers on modules. You should therefore consider a variety of courses you would be interested in taking in case you do not get on to your first choice of module.
6. You should check the day and time of optional modules to ensure that they do not conflict with required modules or other optional modules. You can see a consolidated timetable for each of UCL department's course offerings. Go to the UCL online timetable, known as the Common Timetable, click on 'Department', enter the Department's name and your year of study, and press 'Select'. You will be directed to a page with the timetable for all courses for the Department and year that you choose on the previous page.
7. You must choose your modules for both terms at the start of the academic year.
8. You will normally have two weeks to finalise your choices and register them in Portico. You will be informed of the specific deadline by Registry. Once this deadline has passed, changes are not normally possible.
9. Once you have registered your modules on Portico, you will be able to check your personal timetable. by clicking on 'Personal' on the Common Timetable. You will not be able to see your personal timetable until you have registered your modules.