Manchester Metropolitan University’s academic structure and system of credits is based on blocks of 30-credits which often span the academic year. A full time credit load is 120 credits per year with students taking four different modules (of 30 credits each) across the year.

One Manchester Met credit comprises 10 working hours (including self-study). The number of contact hours can vary from one programme to another and teaching may include lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Studying for the full academic year

During the application process, you will need to select the modules that you want to study.

Details of our module offering for full year students is available online. For example, searching for ‘history’ will bring up all the history-related courses, select a course and then the ‘Course Details’ tab. This will show you a breakdown by year and you can select 'read more about this year of study’ to view your module options.

Studying for one semester

Manchester Metropolitan University has developed a number of semester programmes that allow for an assessment at the end of the term rather than the end of the year. Students on a semester programme will usually study 4 x 15 credit modules. You will be taking classes with students registered onto the 30-credit equivalent class, but you will sit an assessment at the end of your programme rather than at the end of the academic year.

There are a number of departments that have created bespoke semester modules of 15 credits. These are indicated in the tables below where relevant.

Please note: Unit information for 2019/20 is being updated as each department/subject area is confirmed. Students applying for study in 2019/20 should only use the 2018/19 unit information as a guide as it may change.

Arts and Humanities

‌Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
English September start 17 Units 2019/20
  January start 14 Units 2019/20
  Full academic year 15 Units 2019/20
History September start 15 ‌‌‌Units 2019/20
  January start 14 ‌‌Units 2019/20
Information and Communications September start 9 Units 2019/20
  January start 4 Units 2019/20
Manchester Fashion Institute September start 17 n/a
  January start 0 n/a
Modern Languages September start 14 Option Form 2019/20
  January start 14 O‌‌ption Form 2019/20
  Full academic year 16 O‌ption Form 2019/20
Philosophy September start 8 Units 2019/20
  January start 8 Units 2019/20
Politics September start 8 Units 2019/20
  January start 6 Units 2019/20
School of Art September start 13 Units 2019/20
  Januart start 0 n/a
Sociology September start 18 Units 2019/20
  January 16 Units 2019/20

Business and Law

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Business School Programmes (Undergraduate) Autumn term 25 Units 2019/20
  Spring term 0 n/a
Business Management Full academic year 28 Units 2019/20
Economics Full academic year 17 Units 2019/20‌‌
Hospitality Business Management Full academic year 10 Units 2019/20
International Business Management (Undergraduate) Full academic year 28 Units 2019/20
Marketing Management Full academic year 14 Units 2019/20
Sports Management Full academic year 26 Units 2019/20
Law Autumn term 5 Units 2019/20
  Full academic year 23 Units 2019/20
International Business Management (Postgraduate) Autumn term 4 Units 2019/20
  Spring term 8 Units 2019/20

Education

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Education September start 0 n‌/a 2019/20
  January start 0 n/a 2019/20

Health, Psychology and Social Care

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Psychology September start 5 Units 2019/20
  January start 3 Units 2019/20
Social Care September start 4 Units 2018/19
  January start 0 ‌‌n/a

Science and Engineering

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Biology September start 10 Units 2019/20
  January start 10 Units 2019/20
Chemistry September start 4 Units 2019/20
  January start 5 Units 2019/20
Computing September start 14 Units 2019/20
  January start 14 Units 2019/20
Geography September start 19 Units 2019/20
  January start 18 Units 2019/20‌‌
Healthcare Science September start 8 Units 2019/20
  January start 0 n/a
Department of Natural Sciences September start 4 Units 2019/20
  January start 0  n/a

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