Manchester Metropolitan University

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 in depth’ tab. This will give you a breakdown by year and you can click on the ‘more about this year of study’ dropdown 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 2017/18 is being updated as each department/subject area is confirmed. Students applying for study in 2017/18 should only use the 2016/17 unit information as a guide as it may change.

Arts and Humanities

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
English September start 16 Units 2017/18
  January start 15 Units 2017/18
History September start 14 ‌‌Units 2017/18
  January start 14 Units 2017/18
Information and Communications September start 5 Units 2017/18
  January start 5 Units 2017/18
Manchester Fashion Institute September start 17 Units 2016/17
  January start 0 n/a
Modern Languages September start 8 Units 2017/18
  January start 6 Units 2017/18
Philosophy September start 7 Units 2017/18
  January start 7 Units 2017/18
Politics September start 8 Units 2017/18
  January start 7 Units 2017/18
Public Services September start 4 Units 2016/17
  January start 2 Units 2016/17
Sociology September start 18 Units 2017/18
  January 17 Units 2017/18

Business and Law

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Business School September start 23 Units 2017/18
  January start 0 n/a
Events Management September start 3 Units 2017/18
  January start 2 Units 2017/18
Hospitality Business Management September start 3 Units 2017/18
  January start 3 Units 2017/18
Law September start 7 ‌Units 2017/18
  January start 0 n/a
Postgraduate: International Business Management September start 8 Units 2016/17
  January start 0 n/a
Tourism Management September start 3 Units 2017/18
  January start 2 Units 2017/18

Education

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Education September start 8 Units 2017/18
  January start 0 n/a

Health, Psychology and Social Care

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Nutrition September start 4 Units 2017/18
  January start 0 n/a
Psychology September start 5 Units 2017/18
  January start 2 Units 2017/18
Social Care September start 3 Units 2017/18
  January start 0 ‌‌n/a

Science and Engineering

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Computing September start 14 Units 2017/18
  January start 14 Units 2017/18
Geography and Environment September start 15 Units 2017/18
  January start 12 Units 2017/18
Healthcare Science September start 9 Units 2017/18
  January start 0 n/a
School of Science and the Environment September start 4 Units 2017/18
  January start  0  n/a

Cheshire Campus

Subject Area / DepartmentStudy PeriodUnits AvailableUnit Specifications
Business Management September start 10 Units 2017/18
  January start 5 Units 2017/18
Contemporary Arts September start 7 Units 2017/18
  January start 2 Units 2017/18
Exercise and Sport Science September start 13 Units 2017/18
  January start 5 Units 2017/18
Interdisciplinary Studies September start 9 Units 2017/18
  January start 7 Units 2017/18

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