Each Pathway contains a set of Modules. These are subjects within your broader Pathway area. Some of these Modules are Mandatory (you have to do these), and some are Optional (you can choose).
Mandatory Modules are an essential part of your course and study. These represent the key areas required as part of your Natural Sciences degree. Optional Modules provide you with extra skills and knowledge.
You will notice that in most cases, Modules in the first year are fixed and more options open up in subsequent years. This is intentional as our Pathways have been expertly selected so that your first year covers as much ground as possible to keep your later options open.
Many Year 2 and Year 3 Optional Modules have pre-requisites from the previous year’s Modules. Once you have decided on your Pathways and Modules these will be discussed in detail at a one-to-one meeting at the start of your course where timetable flexibility and course capacity will also be taken into consideration.