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Study abroad module information

Please note that whilst this list of correct as of time of publishing, there may be some changes between now and the start of 2023/24.  Some modules will not available for 2023/24 so please do not rely on specific modules. 

You can choose three or four modules per semester. Please check with your home university for confirmation of how many modules you need to take while you are here.

Registering for classes

Shortly after the application deadline has passed in the summer, you will receive a link inviting you to apply for modules. Please be patient as you will not be able to select the modules, until you receive the link.

You will be asked to nominate eight choices in order of preference in case there are timetable clashes.

The timetable will be available to you once you have completed online enrolment, normally 2/3 weeks before your arrival in the UK.

More modules will be added over late spring and early summer.

If you require more detailed information on the syllabi, please contact the Study Abroad team who should be able to help you.

If you haven’t studied the following subject areas previously, we recommend that you take level four modules only:

  • psychology
  • strength and Conditioning
  • nutrition.

Please note: Due to changes in the teaching delivery following COVID-19, some of these modules may be withdrawn last minute. Please bear this in mind.

Business Management

  • MGT4009 (level four)
  • MGT4016 (level four)
  • MGT4017 (level four)
  • MGT50XX (level five)
  • MGT5026 (level five)
  • MGT5016 (level five)
  • MGT5029 (level five)
  • MGT5029 (level five)
  • MGT6022 (level six)
  • MGT6032 (level six)

Communications/Creative Media/Marketing

  • COM4001 (level four)
  • COM4002 (level four)
  • COM5001 (level five)
  • COM5002 (level five)
  • COM5003 (level five)
  • COM6003 (level six)
  • COM6012 (level six)
  • SME4007 (level four)
  • SME4008 (level four)
  • SME5021 (level five)
  • SME6042 (level six)
  • SME6043 (level six)
  • SME5020 (level five)

Creative and Professional Writing

  • CPW4008 (level four)
  • CPW5013 (level five)
  • CPW5016 (level five)
  • CPW6004 (level six)

Criminology and Sociology

  • CSY4029 (level four)
  • CRY4024 (level four)
  • CRY5020 (level five)
  • CRY5024 (level five)
  • CRY6025 (level six)

Education

  • N/A ()

English

  • ENG4003 (level four)
  • ENG5001 (level five)
  • ENG5025 (level five)
  • ENG6047 (level six)

History

  • HST4008 (level four)
  • HST5014 (level five)
  • HST6017 (level six)
  • HST6022 (level six)
  • HST5015 (level five)

Nutrition

  • NUT4036 (level four)
  • NUT4032 (level four)
  • NUT5035 (level five)
  • NUT5042 (level five)
  • NUT6042 (level six)
  • NUT6041  (level six)

Politics and International Relations

  • POL4001 (level four)
  • POL5003 (level five)
  • COM4001 (level four)
  • CSY4029 (level four)
  • CSY5025 (level five)
  • POL5003 (level five)
  • CSY5024 (level five)
  • COM6003 (level six)
  • LAW6014 (level six)

Psychology

  • PSY4011 (level four)
  • PSY4013 (level four)
  • PSY4016 (level four)
  • PSY5014 (level five)
  • PSY6033 (level six)
  • PSY6034 (level six)
  • PSY6042 (level six)
  • PSY5010 (level five)
  • PSY5012 (level five)

Physiology

  • SPS4063 (level four)
  • SPS4065  (level four)
  • SPS6041 (level six)
  • SPS6011 (level six)
  • SPS5011 (level five)

Sport Management

  • SOM4002 (level four)
  • SOM5004 (level five)
  • SOM6003 (level six)
  • SOM6010 (level six)

Theology, Religion and Ethics

  • THS4020 (level four)
  • TRE4010 (level four)
  • TRE4020 (level four)
  • TRE5010 (level five)
  • TRE5020 (level five)
  • TRE5013 (level five)
  • TRE6010 (level six)
  • TRE6014 (level six)
  • TRE6015 (level six)
  • THS6010 (level six)

Workplace Learning

  • WPL5031A/B (level five)
  • WPL5053 A/B (level five)
  • WPL5040 (level five)
  • WPL5056 (level five)
  • WPL6020 (level six)
  • WPL6010 (level six)

PE, Sport & Youth Development

  • PSE4017 (level four)
  • PSE5042 (level five)
  • PSE5045 (level five)
  • PSE4019 (level four)

Option one - third year modules

Students can take core English/ maths/ science for the semester. However, these are worth 10 credits each (normally credits at SMU are worth 20 per module)

Foreign languages – this is a five week module which starts in October normally and runs until December. This is worth five credits.

Other options available to increase the credit load would be to take a module called “professional studies” which is worth 20 credits.

Option two - second year modules

Student can take two subjects from a list of five core options. These are art, foreign languages, early years, English, or maths. This module (made up of two options) is worth 20 credits.

Students can also take Professional studies for 2nd year which another 20 credits.

Another option is to take the Cross-curricular project which is a shorter four week project which takes place between weeks seven and 11 (normally but may be subject to change). This again is worth 20 credits.

More modules will be added over late spring and early summer.

If you require more detailed information on the syllabi, please contact the Study Abroad team who should be able to help you.

If you haven’t studied the following subject areas previously, we recommend that you take level four modules only:

  • psychology
  • strength and Conditioning
  • nutrition.

Business Management

  • MGT4012 (level four)
  • MGT4011 (level four)
  • MGT4018 (level four)
  • MGT5021 (level five)
  • MGT5023 (level five)
  • MGT5015 (level five)
  • MGT5025 (level five)
  • MGT5027 (level five)
  • MGT5028 (level five)
  • MGT6040 (level six)
  • MGT6036 (level six)
  • MGT6037 (level six)
  • MGT6039 (level six)
  • MGT6027 (level six)

Communications/Creative Media/ Marketing

  • SME4010 (level four)
  • SME5024 (level five)
  • SME5026 (level five)
  • SME6044 (level six)
  • SME6045 (level six)
  • SME6046 (level six)
  • SME4007 (level four)
  • SME4008 (level four)
  • SME5025 (level five)
  • FSM4001 (level four)
  • FSM4009 (level four)
  • COM4006 (level four)
  • COM5005 (level five)
  • COM5009 (level five)
  • COM6006 (level six)
  • COM6007 (level six)
  • COM6008 (level six)
  • COM6009 (level six)
  • COM6011 (level six)

Computer Science

  • CPS4004 (level four)
  • CPS4005 (level four)
  • CPS4006 (level four)

Creative and Professional Writing

  • CPW4007 (level four)
  • CPW5000 (level five)
  • CPW5014 (level five)
  • CPW6005 (level six)
  • CPW6017 (level six)

Criminology and Sociology

  • CSY4026 (level four)
  • CRY4025 (level four)
  • CRY5021 (level five)
  • CRY5023 (level five)
  • CRY6021 (level six)
  • CRY6024 (level six)

Education

  • EDS4004 (level four)
  • EDS4005 (level four)
  • EDS4006 (level four)
  • EDS5004 (level five)
  • EDS5005 (level five)
  • EDS6003 (level six)
  • EDS6005 (level six)

English

  • ENG4026 (level four)
  • ENG5002 (level five)
  • ENG6044 (level six)
  • ENG6041 (level six)
  • ENG5024 (level five)
  • ENG5024 (level five)

History

  • HST4012 (level four)
  • HST5013 (level five)
  • HST6021 (level six)
  • HST6020 (level six)
  • HST6024 (level six)
  • HST5017 (level five)

Nutrition

  • NUT5033 (level five)
  • NUT4037 (level four)
  • NUT6053 (level six)
  • NUT6043 (level six)

Politics and International Relations

  • POL4012 (level four)
  • POL5007 (level five)
  • COM5005 (level five)
  • POL6003 (level six)
  • CSY4027 (level four)
  • HST4012 (level four)
  • LAW4106 (level four)
  • CSY4026 (level four)
  • LAW5110 (level five)
  • CSY6030 (level six)

Psychology

  • PSY4012 (level four)
  • PSY4014 (level four)
  • PSY4015 (level four)
  • PSY5011 (level five)
  • PSY5013 (level five)
  • PSY5015 (level five)
  • PSY6032 (level six)
  • PSY6036 (level six)
  • PSY6039 (level six)
  • PSY6037 (level six)
  • PSY6040 (level six)

Physiology

  • SPS4060 (level four)
  • SPS4061 (level four)
  • SPS4064  (level four)
  • SPY5007 (level five)
  • SPS5055 (level five)
  • SPS6012 (level six)
  • SPS6042 (level six)
  • SPS6052 (level six)
  • SPS6053 (level six)
  • STC5006 (level five)

Sport Management

  • SOM6007 (level six)
  • SOM4101 (level four)
  • SOM4001 (level four)

Theology, Religion and Ethics

  • TRE4011 (level four)
  • TRE4021 (level four)
  • TRE4030 (level four)
  • TRE5015 (level five)
  • TRE5030 (level five)
  • TRE5022 (level five)
  • PMY4016 (level four)
  • TRE6012 (level six)
  • HCH5106 (level five)

PE, Sport and Youth Development

  • PSE4011 (level four)
  • PSE4010 (level four)
  • pse4020 (level four)
  • PSE5041 (level five)
  • PSE6043 (level six)
  • PSE6044 (level six)

Workplace Learning

  • WPL5031A/B (level five)
  • WPL5053 A/B (level five)
  • WPL5054 /5055 (level five)
  • WPL5056 /5057 (level five)
  • WPL6020 (level six)
  • WPL6010 (level six)

Please note: that modules are subject to change at any time.  Courses being validated may also be subjected to a change in the syllabus.

Changing classes

You have the option of changing your modules until the end of the second week of teaching, subject to availability.

You will also have a chance to meet with the lecturers to ask questions about the modules and make sure they are the correct level for you. We recommend that you consider your module choices carefully when you fill in the module choice form.

Module credits

Each module is worth 20 credits, equivalent to 10ECTS. Most US institutions award four or five credits per 20 St Mary's credits, but please check with your home university as this varies by institution.

Transferring credits back to your home university

It is your responsibility to confirm that the modules you take at St Mary’s will meet the academic requirements at your home university.

If you are studying at one of our partner institutions, we will send your home university a transcript listing the credits and marks for the modules you took at St Mary’s. If you are not studying at one of our partner institutions, we will send your transcript to the home address you provided during online registration.

Semester 1 transcripts are available after February and Semester 2 transcripts are available after July.

Timetable

You will have access to your timetable after you complete online registration, which is normally two to four weeks before the start of the semester. Your timetable will be available in your Outlook Calendar.