Change your programme or modules

This guidance is for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who want to change their programme of study or their modules

Guidance includes:

Change your programme of study

If you wish to transfer from one UCL degree programme to another, you must first discuss this with your personal tutor, postgraduate tutor or supervisor in your department. The department will discuss your options with you and help you make the right decision.

UCL cannot guarantee that you will be able to transfer between degrees. You must be able to satisfy the entrance requirements for your proposed new degree programme, a place must be available on it and it must be practical for you to complete the new degree programme satisfactorily.

You will not be eligible for consideration for the award of a degree until you have completed the prescribed period of study required and satisfied the examiners in the requisite number of modules/credits for your new degree programme as specified in the UCL Academic Manual. 

You must have sufficient funding to complete your new programme of study.

Students with a Tier 4 visa

UCL is required to report any significant changes in your studies to UKVI. If any of the following are applicable your Tier 4 visa may be affected and you should seek guidance from the Student Immigration Compliance Team:

  • a change in programme at UCL
  • a change in study location
  • a change in the length of your programme (both shorter or longer)
  • you will complete a work placement

Further information for Tier 4 students about changing programmes is available on the Tier 4 responsibilities web page

Contact the Student Immigration Compliance Team

Deadlines for changing your programme of study

The usual deadline for change of degree programme during the academic session is the end of October each year (for students registering in September, with a later date for students registering in January) to be compatible with module selection deadlines. Later transfers may be possible, where the transfer does not affect module selections.

Please find information on the deadline for programme transfers in the UCL Academic Manual.

Applying for a change of programme

Please read the regulations on programme transfers carefully before making an application.

To change your programme you must login to your Portico account and complete the online application under the 'C2RS Home' menu.

Log into Portico to apply for a change of programme.

Change your modules

If you want to change any of your individual modules please refer to the Module registration page for guidance.