Teaching & Learning


2022-23 module selection moved to April for returning students

9 March 2022

From 4 April UCL’s returning students will be able to select their preferred modules for the 2022-23 academic year.  

Three students in conversation around a table

Module selection has moved to earlier in the year to improve the student experience. Students will know what they are studying earlier (in July) and will be able to resolve any queries and seek guidance at a less stressful time of the year. 

Departments will have more time to plan ahead, consider options based on actual student demand and take steps to ensure more students are accepted for their preferred choice.  

Communication to students  

All students received an email on 7 March to inform them of the new module selection process. Students that have optional modules will then receive a follow-up email on 4 April inviting them to select their preferred modules. Students without optional modules will also receive an email confirming their modules for next year.  
Departments are advised to engage with their students on what modules are available for their programme of study. Detailed FAQs and How to Guides will be available for students on our Student Module Selection webpages

Education leadership in departments and faculties have also been provided with the content of the following planned student communications: 

  • Email to all continuing students – 7 March

  • Email to continuing students with optional modules – 4 April

Teaching and teaching support staff are advised to read through with the student guidance so you are prepared to support anyone with questions about the new process.  

Support for departments 

A series of briefing sessions have taken place over the last month with Faculty leadership teams. Some of the areas Faculties were asked to consider include:  

  • How departments will use actual student data in their planning from May onwards once module selection closes for continuing students  
  • The needs of students on interdisciplinary programmes and liaising with home departments when allocating places 
  • Agreeing a consistent Faculty or department approach for the allocation of places and how this will be communicated to students  
  • Considering affiliate students in planning  

Additional support is being provided to Faculties as we recognise changing the process will be disruptive for colleagues this year until it is embedded within our cycle. 

If you have any questions about module selection, please contact lifecycle@ucl.ac.uk.