Choosing your course units

Check your programme structure

Read through your programme structure before you choose your course units during the week commencing 28 September 2020.

It tells you which units you can take as part of your degree. In each year, you will take 120 credits – either single-semester courses (worth either 10 or 20 credits) or year-long courses (worth 20 credits).

We have put together a quick guide to help you check that you are taking the right course units.

Do your research

It’s essential that you find out as much as possible about the course units you are going to study in your first year. You’ll probably have a lot of questions about them.

The 'Course Unit Information' section within My Manchester provides information on all university course units, including recommended reading, teaching methods and learning outcomes. You can access this by:

  • visiting 'My Manchester – My Learning';
  • scrolling down to ‘Course Unit Information’;
  • reading up on each of your choices before you enrol.

If you can’t access My Manchester, it may be because you need to complete IT sign-up first.

Need more help?

  • Speak to your course director in your Welcome meeting.
  • Ask someone who did the course last year – your peer mentor will be able to give you all the facts on everything from macroeconomics to media, culture and society.
  • Find out more about each course by clicking on the links to videos below.

Useful links

Politics course unit videos