Enrolment for New Students


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This information will help you complete your enrolment for session 2021-2022.

The deadline for completing enrolment is 1 October 2021; however, after you have completed Academic Registration, it is very important to complete enrolment as soon as possible as you will have greater choice and flexibility with your timetable.

Spaces on courses fill up fast and the longer you leave enrolment the less choice you will have. You should start by enrolling on your compulsory courses and then choose your optional courses which fit your online timetable.

As a full-time student, you must enrol on 120 credits. You are advised to do this with 60 credits in semester 1 and 60 credits in semester 2, as this will balance your study and examination commitments across the session. It is not recommended to enrol on more than 120 credits and if you choose to do this you must seek approval from the Chief Adviser.


Completing Enrolment

As you select your courses and classes you will see how these fit into your timetable in 'My Choices'. This will help you to identify potential timetable clashes before enrolling.

You can also use the “check suitability” button in 'My Choices' which checks your class selections against your timetable and any course pre- or co-requisites, allowing you to make adjustments before completing enrolment.

Don’t forget: click 'view all' to see all the class options (days and times) available, especially for tutorial and lab sessions.

Once you have checked that your classes are correct and fit your timetable you can confirm your selections and click 'Enrol' to complete your enrolments.

Level 1

Information regarding compulsory recommended and other courses is available via MyRequirements. You must enrol on your full 120 credits as soon as possible but certainly no later than 1 October 2021. There is some opportunity to revisit course choice in January but your full 120 credit enrolment must be completed at the start of your academic year.

You must enrol via MyRequirements to ensure you meet the rules of your Programme and Plan, if you do not meet these you may not be able to progress to the next year of your studies.

Your School Enrolment Team will check you have a sensible curriculum.

Compulsory Courses

You must enrol on 80 credits of compulsory courses.

You must enrol on Biology 1A and 1B.

If you have a Chemistry Higher (Grade B) you must enrol on Chemistry 1. If you have attained Grade B or equivalent and are having difficulty enrolling on Chemistry please log a support call, stating that you need to be added to a Student Group.

If you have not reached this level in Chemistry you must enrol on Science Fundamentals 1X and 1Y.

Optional Courses

Your remaining 40 credits should be chosen, to fit your timetable, from an extensive list covering other science areas, geography, arts or language.

Level 2

You normally take courses making up 120 credits in total with most students taking 120 credits of Level-2 courses. Note that for entry to Level-3 of any biology programme, you must have at least 60 credits in Level-2 Science courses, but there is no requirement to take Level-2 courses in other subjects, e.g. chemistry courses.

Whenever possible, we allow students a free choice of times for lectures and labs but in order to allow as many students onto the Year 2 Life Sciences courses as possible, we may have to move some students to a different time slot.

This will be on a last-in, first-moved basis. If you wish Wednesday afternoon free for sports, you should sign up as soon as possible to avoid teaching sessions scheduled for this time.

Semester 1

Students in the School of Life Sciences

1. If you are taking BIOL 2039 Fundamental Topics in Biology plus Chemistry/Geography/Psychology/or you are a Vet Biosci student You must sign up for the morning lecture at 9am and an afternoon lab (2-5pm) Vet Bio students enrol on lab 1.

2. If you are taking BIOL 2039 Fundamental Topics in Biology plus BIOL 2040 Contemporary Issues in Biology you should sign up for morning labs (10am – 1pm) and afternoon lectures (3pm and 4pm) on both courses.

Semester 2

  • BIOL 2041 Animal Biology, Evolution and Ecology 2
    Only one lecture slot (9am) and all labs are in the afternoon
  • BIOL 2042 Genes, Molecules & Cells 2
    Lectures at 9am or 1pm, labs in the morning or afternoon
  • BIOL 2043 Human Biological Sciences 2
    Lectures at 9am ( all students enrolled for Chemistry or Psychology) or 11am (students taking 2 Life Sci courses should try to enrol on the 11am lecture if there is space).

Labs in the morning or afternoon.

Biomed Engineering students take 11am lectures and lab group 10, you will be enrolled by your School.

  • BIOL 2044 Microbiology & Immunology 2
    Only one lecture slot (1pm), all labs and workshops in the afternoon

You must choose a combination of Level-2 courses that will qualify you for entry to programmes in at least two degree groups or to one degree group in the School of Life Sciences and to a programme offered by another College.

Please read the information provided to Level-1 students about choosing their Level-2 courses here: Information about 2021-22 Level-2 Biology courses.

Making Changes to your Enrolments

Once you have completed your enrolments there may be reasons why you need to make a change.

Timescales for making changes and information on how to make your changes is available on the Registry website.

Help for Enrolment

If you require help with enrolment please raise an Online Help Request. We will respond to your call as quickly as possible and if necessary arrange a 1-2-1 Zoom meeting with you.

You must have completed registration and should have attempted to complete self-enrolment. 

Registration and Enrolment Support Team