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Im looking at unis starting in 2018 and im confused about the modules.
It says for each year that you have compulsory and optional modules
What im unsure about is:
-how many optional modules you have to take
-do you have to take a set number of modules
-do you have to choose a selection of the optional modules or do you not have to take any?

if it helps im looking at History BA courses
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Im looking at unis starting in 2018 and im confused about the modules.
It says for each year that you have compulsory and optional modules
What im unsure about is:
-how many optional modules you have to take
-do you have to take a set number of modules
-do you have to choose a selection of the optional modules or do you not have to take any?

if it helps im looking at History BA courses
The balance between compulsories and options will vary from uni to uni and year to year. The only 'fixed' thing is that you must take enough modules to reach a required number of 'credits' - usually 120 - with different modules being worth different numbers of credits. So at Manchester you take one compulsory 20-credit module in the first year, then choose other modules to a value of 100 credits - most are worth 20 credits but some are only 10.

Have you got any particular unis in mind?
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i have De Montfort (Leicester), University of Chester, University of Wolverhampton in mind
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i have De Montfort (Leicester), University of Chester, University of Wolverhampton in mind
I think the source of your confusion is that the De Montfort and Chester websites are completely useless at giving you the required information!

Wolverhampton is far better. If you look at http://courses.wlv.ac.uk/course.asp?code=HS001H31UVD it's pretty self-explanatory. For example, in Semester 1 (ie the first half) of Year one there are two compulsory courses and you choose a third from a list of 4. In Semester 2 you again have two compulsories and choose a third, this time from a list of 6.

DMU are more confusing, but look at http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/u...e-details.aspx. First year is 4 compulsories, no options. In second year, it says you take four 'year-long modules' or the equivalent, but some modules (it appears to be those marked with a *) are half-years. So you would have to take two of those to make up a 'year-long' module. In addition, there are 2 compulsories both of which are half-year modules. Therefore, you take those 2, plus the equivalent of three 'year-long' modules - you could therefore take three of these, or two 'year-long' modules and two 'half-year' modules (marked with a *). There is a similar structure in third year.

Chester are least informative. If you look at https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/und...history/201809 there are 3 compulsory modules in year 1, but they don't tell you how many options you choose. It is similar in Year 2, but with 2 compulsories. In Year 3 the only compulsory is the dissertation, but again there is no info that I can see about how many options. Note, however, that al the options are 'paired' - eg the Norman Conquest and a related module on the historical sources of the Norman Conquest. I suggest you email to ask for more details.
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Yeah i was struggling to find any info on module options! thanks so much
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Yeah i was struggling to find any info on module options! thanks so much
No problem. Come back to me if you need any more information or help.
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