New Students


Select Modules

Some students may need to do this before they start classes

Modules are the individual units, which a student studies in order to obtain credits towards their degree programme. Many courses offer students the opportunity to choose between different modules. However some new students do not choose their modules as all modules on their course are mandatory.

If you are a part-time postgraduate student, you may find that you are unable to pay your fees until you have chosen your modules. Please check with the Student Fees team if you are unsure.

Choosing modules on Portico

Your department will advise you if you are required to choose modules. They will let you know when you are able to do this, and when the module selection deadline is.

As soon as you are advised to do so, you can access Portico and make your module selections. For more information on how to register for modules on Portico please refer to the Online User Guide.

Before you select your modules, we recommend you check the Online Timetable to find out when they are being taught, and when you have a free space in your timetable. Your mandatory modules will be added to your personal timetable automatically and the modules you select will be added overnight.

If you want to find out more about the content of modules you can do so by going to the department website or by clicking on the programme code on Portico or Moodle. You can also ask for information during the department welcome meetings.

You will be able to view your module selection throughout the year on Portico. Please contact your department/division immediately if the module information displayed is incorrect.

Help and assistance

If you have any queries about your module selections, including information on content, you should contact your department/division in the first instance.

For technical issues, please contact the appropriate help service:

  • UCL user ID and password issues:

ISD Service Desk Telephone: 020 7679 5000 (Monday – Friday, 8.30 – 17.30 during term time) Email: servicedesk@ucl.ac.uk

  • Accessing Portico

Portico Services Office Telephone: 020 7679 0637 (Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 16.00) Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk