Select Modules

Selecting 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 will offer students the opportunity to choose between different modules that they are interested in. However, some new students will find they do not need to make selections, as all their modules are mandatory.

If you are a part-time graduate student you may find that you are unable to pay your fees until you have chosen your modules. Please check with the UCL Student Fees Team if you are unsure about this by emailing or calling +44 (0)207 679 4125.

Choosing modules on Portico

If you are required to choose modules, you will be advised by your department when you are able to do this, usually during your departmental introductions. There may also be a deadline by which you should make your choices, so please make sure you are keeping an eye out for information from your department.

As soon as you are advised to do so, you can use your UCL user ID and password to access Portico and make your module selections. For more information and instructions 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 automatically be added to your personal timetable and the modules you select will be added overnight.

If you want to find out more about the content of individual modules you can do so by going to the department website or by clicking on the programme code while on Portico or in Moodle which will bring up a summary of the module. You can also ask for information during the welcome meetings hosted by departments.

You will be able to view your module selection throughout the year on Portico. Please alert 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 on 020 7679 5000 (Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm during term time) or email
  • Accessing Portico - the Portico Services Office on 020 7679 0637 (Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm) or email

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