Chapter 6 - Modules

Programme specifications and module descriptors describe those modules that students may or may not select as part of their programme.

Modules may have different designations, as described in the table below:

Compulsory module A module that must be taken to meet requirements for progression or award. Compulsory modules can be condoned.
Non-condonable compulsory module A module that must be taken and passed to meet requirements for progression or award or as a requirement of a Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB). Non-condonable compulsory modules cannot be condoned.
Additionally individual module assessments may also be defined as non-condonable.
Optional module A non-compulsory module that is identified in the programme specification and may be taken for a particular programme subject to specified minimum and maximum credit values. Optional modules can be condoned.
Elective module A non-compulsory module that is not identified in the programme specification but may be taken to increase modularity subject to specified maximum credit values. Elective modules can be condoned.
Pre-requisite module A specified module that must be taken before a subsequent specified module can be taken.
Co-requisite module A module that must be taken at the same time as another specified module.
Overlapping module A module that has similar content to another module and cannot be taken if the other module is taken.

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