Module Registration for SELCS Affiliate Students

Affiliates can choose from a range of modules covering literature, linguistics, history, sociology, philosophy, art, film and other aspects of the cultures associated with the languages we teach.

If you are an Affiliate student registered at a different UCL department, please click here for information on how to request our modules. 

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Module registration process
  1. Pre-registration for SELCS modules usually begins in July (for September starters) or November (for January starters). All incoming students will be e-mailed when the process begins.
  2. To finalise module registration, all pre-registered modules must be recorded on Portico (UCL's online student records system). Module registration on Portico takes place after students arrive, during Orientation Programme. Once students complete their enrolment in person at UCL, their Portico account will be fully activated for module registration.
  3. After arrival, students can also request modules from other UCL departments (usually via Portico). Upon arriving at UCL, students will be able to discuss their module choices with the SELCS Affiliates Tutor and with other academic and administrative staff in SELCS and other UCL departments where they intend to take modules, and to make changes if necessary. 
How many modules / credits I can take?
  • Modules (courses) at UCL are usually worth 15 or 30 UCL credits (equivalent to 7.5 or 15 ECTS / 4 or 8 US credits)
  • Students can take modules worth up to a total of 60 UCL credits per semester (30 ECTS / 16 US credits)
  • Affiliates must take modules in SELCS department worth minimum 30 UCL credits (15 ECTS / 8 US) per semester. There are no exceptions from this requirement.
  • Any remaining credits per semester (i.e., up to 30 UCL credits / 15 ECTS / 8 US), can be either taken in SELCS or in other UCL departments, or, if approved by their home university, students can request to take a reduced number of credits or no additional credits.
Modules in SELCS
  • Affiliate students may register for our Year 1, Year 2 or Final Year modules, providing the module is available to request, there is space on the module and any module-specific prerequisites are met (please check module descriptions online).
  • Academic queries (e.g., module details, level of difficulty, mode of assessment, language of instruction) - please refer to the online module descriptions. If you need more information, please contact the module convenor / tutor (contact details can be found within each module description). Please do not contact tutors to request a place.
  • Registration, timetabling, attendance and seminar group queries should be directed to SELCS office.
  • Click here to view a list of SELCS modules in this academic session. 
Modules in other UCL departments

IMPORTANT: SELCS does not manage module registration outside of this department and cannot guarantee places in other UCL departments. Please be aware of the possibility of timetable clashes with your SELCS modules and that timetables might be subject to changes.

  • SELCS Affiliates can take up to 30 UCL credits (15 ECTS / 8 US) per semester in other UCL departments, subject to availability and prerequisites for modules.
  • Registration on non-SELCS modules usually takes place after students arrive in London.
  • A list of modules offered by other UCL departments can usually be found on their websites or via Study Abroad Guide.
  • Modules in UCL English Department (ENGL*) are not available to request. 
  • Affiliates wishing to study English language, or modern languages not available in SELCS, can request modules from UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE). Modern languages modules in CLIE are available only to those Affiliates who are studying at UCL for the whole academic year (as well as to those starting at UCL from spring semester if they studied the requested language at their home university in the autumn semester).
  • To help you navigate the many differing procedures in various UCL departments to register for modules, please refer to the Course Information for Affiliates 2018-19 (PDF file) which also provides contact details for each UCL department. Please carefully read and follow their instructions. (Please note that information for SELCS department in that document is aimed at non-SELCS Affiliates).
  • Each module description should say if the module is run in term 1 or term 2. For exact teaching times, please check the UCL Common Timetable (weeks 6-10/12-16 indicate term 1 and weeks 20-24/26-30 - term 2). 
  • Please see the following document for step-by-step instructions on .
  • Some modules are taught in the form of one lecture for all students and a number of small-group seminars. Students must attend all lectures and one seminar group to which they will be allocated during Induction week. 
  • Please be aware of the possibility of module clashes and that timetables might be subject to changes during the academic year.
Changing modules (after arrival)
  1. Before requesting any changes, please check UCL Common Timetable to ensure that the new module does not clash with your other classes. Then, contact the relevant UCL department to check if the module is available to request (for SELCS modules, visit Foster Court room 131 or e-mail selcs-cmii.students@ucl.ac.uk).
  2. Once you know that the module is available and there is no timetable clash, please contact SELCS office (as per above) to request changes to your module registration record on Portico.
Erasmus Learning Agreement (Erasmus students only)
  • Please click here for information on what to do with your Erasmus Learning Agreement.