Understanding the module system
Courses are known as modules. Each modules is assigned a credit value.
You will need to study 60 Sheffield credits per semester to gain full time status at the University of Sheffield.
The modules you will take are regular undergraduate degree courses at Sheffield. You will study alongside British and international students who are on full degree programmes.
Credit values and workload
Most modules are worth 10 or 20 Sheffield credits. How many credits you need will depend on the length of your study period (one year or one semester).
You should choose modules that add up to the appropriate number of credits for your period of study abroad.
The maximum number of credits for which you can register is 120 for an academic year or 60 for a semester.
With the written approval of your home institution, it may be possible to register for fewer credits.
The minimum allowed is 100 Sheffield credits over a full academic year or 40 Sheffield credits for one semester.
Choosing your modules
You may choose modules across as many departments as you wish, as long as you can fit them into your timetable. You must also have the necessary academic experience required for the module.
When you apply, you will choose modules that are required for degree. We will be able to confirm in advance whether you have been accepted on to these modules.
You can read brief descriptions of modules and their credit values in the University's Directory of Modules. The link below will open in a new window:
There are some department who do not participate in the Study Abroad scheme. Please visit the Study Abroad Academic Handbook for more information.
Please remember that you cannot take any Graduate Modules. These are indicated by codes 6000+ or with "Graduate Year".