Module Registration Support

This page lists answers to frequently asked questions about accessing and requesting modules during the module registration period.

As an undergraduate student, you are required to register your optional modules for the new Academic Year.

You will need to access your Student Intranet to register for modules in the upcoming year. Module registration for continuing students will open on Wednesday, 4 May 2022 at 10:00am BST and will be available to access until 11:59pm BST on Tuesday, 10 May 2022.

You will be automatically pre-registered for required and mandatory modules for your programme. You will be required to choose a certain quota of optional credits based on your programme of studies. Please ensure you carefully review the Academic Advice information on the module registration screens.

Q: Where do I complete module registration?

A: Module registration takes place online. You do not need to be on campus.

The system can be accessed by logging into the Student Intranet with your MWS username and password. From here you find clear links to the module registration portal via the Quick Links section. Alternatively, you can navigate directly to and log in with your MWS username and password.

The module registration portal will only be available to access after 10:00am BST on Wednesday, 4 May 2022.

Please note, module registration is no longer available through Liverpool Life.

It is important that you read through the ’academic advice’ provided at the top of the module registration screen once you have logged in. This is information provided by your department and is specific to your programme.

Q - How many modules should I choose?

A - At undergraduate level you need to complete 120 credits of modules in each year. That usually means that in Semester 1 you will take 60 credits and in Semester 2 you will take a further 60 credits. If your programme contains a 30-credit year-long module(s), the remainder of your credits should split equally.

Q - What are Mandatory, Required and Optional modules?

A - Mandatory modules will be pre-registered for you. This means that you must take the subject in order to qualify for your degree, but you must also pass it with a mark of at least 40%* in order to progress to the next year of your studies. The university's rules on compensation of failed grades do not apply to mandatory modules. As with required modules, you will be pre-registered for your mandatory modules.

*FHEQ level 7 modules will be 50.

Required modules are essential parts of a degree programme. You must take those modules in order to progress to the next year of your studies. For this reason we will pre-select those modules for you based on the degree programme you have chosen. The university rules provide students with a small degree of tolerance in relation to failed modules which are required parts of their degree. See the compensation rules in the University's Code of Practice on Assessment. As noted above, if your programme has required modules these will be pre-registered for you.

Optional modules will not be pre-selected for you. If your programme has optional modules, you will need to select these modules during the registration period between Wednesday, 4 May at 10:00am BST and 11:59pm BST on Tuesday, 10 May. Please read and review the academic advice section and any School/Department information prior to selecting your modules.

Q - How will I know what to do on the portal?

A - It’s very easy to navigate. For further guidance on where to go, how to log in, and how to select your modules please watch this short video:

If you are not yet logged into stream you can log in and access the video here.

Q - I am a student of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary or Health Science, do I need to select modules?

Please note that if you are a Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry and Health Sciences undergraduate student, you are not required to select modules online.

Q - I’d like some more information about a module before selecting. How do I find it?

A – We’d encourage you to thoroughly research your choices before module registration day on Wednesday, 4 May but if you require additional information once the portal has opened you will find that each module title will be hyperlinked and this will take you to the module details page.

This will include information on:

  • Module title
  • Semester
  • Module credit value
  • Module FHEQ level
  • Module leader and other teaching staff
  • Assessment type
  • Module aims, learning outcomes
  • Recommended texts

Q – What is the Academic Advice section?

Your module selection page will include academic advice from your academic department. This will include programme specific information in relation to module selection.

Please read this section carefully before commencing module selection.

Q - What if the module I want is full or closed?

A - In response to student feedback and following consultation with your Guild Officers, more than 80% of modules which have previously had number caps have now had those caps removed. We hope this will reduce anxiety around the module registration process and allow more of you to secure your preferred options.

A small number of modules still require a number cap and if this applies in your subject area your school will make this clear to you in advance of module registration day so you have plenty of time to consider both your preferred options, as well as your potential reserve choices.

If you are interested in taking one or more of these capped modules please make use of the functionality within the module registration portal to indicate reserve choices and rank all of your selections – both secured and reserve – in order of preference.

This will allow your intentions to be logged in the event that capped modules reach capacity, and may be used by your School should any spaces become available after module registration has closed.

Q – What is the reserve list?

A - Should any of your first-choice modules not be available at the point of registration, you can also use this area to highlight any which you would ideally have chosen.

Your department may then use this information to reallocate spaces should any become available – on a first-come, first served basis, using the date/time that the reserve selection was made. This information will also help the University in better gauging demand for modules and inform its future planning.

Please note, we would advise you to fill your required quota of module credits with available module choices before adding to your reserve list. You can do this by pressing the ‘confirm selection’ button.

It is important to note that while every effort will be made to accommodate your choices, the University is not able to guarantee space on some modules which may be limited by teaching capacity, specialised space or available timetabling room.

Q – Why am I being asked to rank my optional and reserve modules?

Once you have registered for your modules, you will also have the opportunity to rank all of your chosen modules in order of preference using a second screen.

As well as potentially supporting this year’s module reserve list process, this information will be highly beneficial in helping to support a wider review of modules and spaces available – as well as the overall process used to support module registration.

Q - Can I change the modules I’ve selected?

A - You will be able to change your modules during the registration period. If you re-enter the module selection pages, you will be able to delete and add available modules – also amending any preference-based ranking to support.

If you wish to change your modules outside of the registration period, please speak to your School Student Experience Office.

Please be aware if you delete a module, there is no guarantee you will be able to re-select that module, should it fill up in the meantime.

Q - Why are modules offered on a first come, first served basis? Can’t module registration be staggered?

A - Some modules are shared across faculties, programmes and also year groups, and as a result there is currently no other fair way to ensure each student gets equal opportunity to register for the modules they want to.

In response to student feedback and following consultation with your Guild Officers, more than 80% of module caps have now been removed. We hope this will reduce anxiety around the module registration process and allow more of you to secure your preferred options.

Q – Why are some of the modules in my subject area number capped?

In response to student feedback and following consultation with your Guild Officers, many module caps have now been removed to allow more of you to secure your preferred options.

There are, however, a small number of modules within certain subjects where caps remain as a result of limits on staff capacity or constraints such as requirement for specific teaching space, field station capacity and equipment. 

Q – Some of my modules are not displaying in the options?

A - If there are any modules you were expecting to see as options that are not available in your module options list, please contact your School Student Experience Office.

Q - What if I register for too many or too few modules?

The module registration platform will not allow you to exceed 120 credits. However, the system will allow you to register for less than 120 credits. In some cases this may be for good reason (e.g. to seek further academic advice), but during the registration period we recommend you return to the module registration platform to complete your registration up to the required number of credits.

It is your responsibility to register for the correct number of credits.

It is also your responsibility to register with the correct balance of modules across the academic year (usually 120 credits split equally between semester 1 and semester 2).

Q - I’ve got an issue I need to speak to someone about. Who do I contact?

A - Queries around module registration should be directed to your local Student Experience Office in the first instance. If you’re experiencing a technical issue, please let us know via so that IT Services can investigate. 


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