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Optional courses

Students entering the second or final year of their Alliance MBS degree programme in September 2017 choose their 2017/18 optional courses via the Student System (Campus Solutions).

Students can choose both lectures and related classes (seminars, tutorials, workshops and labs) at this time. For mandatory courses, students are enrolled onto the lecture and a holding related class. Students must use the edit facility to move themselves out of the holding class and into a timetabled class (how to do this is included in the guide).

You will find further information about course selection below.

Essential guides

1. How to guide for choosing courses on the Student System.

2. 2017/18 programme structures and options factsheets.

Note: The second and final year structures that appear are for the 17/18 academic year. The courses within are are subject to review for the 18/19 academic year.

3. Timetables for 2017/18 will be available here.

4. Course outlines are available via My Manchester and contain all course information such as aims, objectives, course content and assessment methods. You will be able to see all courses that are available to you so please refer to this list before making your choices.

5.  If your programme structure indicates you can take a language from the University Language Centre, you must complete this form, return to undergrad.ambs@manchester.ac.uk to get approval and only then apply to ULC.

6.  University College Courses - second year students can take up to 10 credits of level 2 UCIL courses.  Visit the website to see what courses are available.

7.  Apply to take BMAN30180 Consultancy Project (deadline 12 July 2017) by completing this form. There is also a FAQ document available here.

Reminders

  • It is your responsibility to choose courses that are within your programme structure and that you have the pre-requisite for. Undergraduate Services will be checking in week 3 of the 2017/18 academic year that all students have chosen correctly and that you have enrolled for 120 credits for the year.
  • Remember to check that your choices do not cause a timetable clash.
  • Remember that some courses have quotas and you will need to enrol onto these courses as soon as you can to secure a place.
  • After the first two weeks of semester one, the Student System will close for changes to semester one and full year courses. After the first two weeks of semester two, the Student System will close for changes to all courses. Please note, you will not be permitted to drop a course which you took in the first semester in favour of a second semester course, nor will you be permitted to opt out of a full year course at the end of semester one.

Deadlines

Changing full year and semester 1 courses: 9 October 2017

Changing semester 2 courses:  9 February 2018

These deadlines must be strictly adhered to and absolutely no changes will be allowed after this date.

  • Resit Students - if your results indicate that you have first sits or resits in the August 2017 reassessment period you will not be able to select 2017/18 options in July. The resit boards will meet in early September. If you pass all your resits we will email you to let you know and advise you that you can now proceed with course selection.
  • Most AMBS optional courses do not have a limit on numbers who can enrol, resit students should still be able to choose a wide range of courses in September. Unfortunately, it may not be possible for you to take a course that has a quota and you should therefore consider a wide range of options
  • If you need help enrolling onto your course choices in Campus Solutions, please email undergrad.ambs@manchester.ac.uk quoting your student ID number with a description of the problem.