We understand that it is important for you to have an idea of timetabling before you apply or arrive to help plan your time. In this section, you can get an idea of your timetable as well as other information regarding timetables, classes and modules.

Please be aware the timetables provided below are samples, you will be given your actual timetable once you enrol.

Below we have provided some sample timetables for you to download. Please note that this is a guide and is NOT your final timetable. We have provided this timetable to give you an idea of a typical week studying with us.

Download undergraduate sample timetable Download postgraduate sample timetable


Your degree is made up of modules, these are classes which focus on a particular topic within your degree subject. Unless otherwise stated, all of your modules are core.

The majority of modules at Ulster University London and Birmingham branch campuses are worth 20, 40 or 60 credits. These credits go toward your final degree award. As a general rule, 1 UK credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Your degree programme may feature a 0 credit but compulsory module(s). These are designed to either:

  • Improve your English language skills
  • Improve your general academic skills
  • Prepare you for your dissertation, project or graduate life

You can view what modules are included in your programme on the course page.

To give you an idea of when teaching weeks begin and end, as well as help you plan your holidays, we have provided a rough guide of semester and assessment dates below.

Term one Term two Term three
Undergraduate 18 September – 18 December 2017 29 January – 26 March 9 April – 14 May
Postgraduate 25 September – 18 December

8 January – 26 January

29 January – 26 March

9 April – 1 June

11 June – 17 September

(Dissertation period)

Undergraduate assessment weeks

 Assessment week 1 Assessment week 2
8 January – 20 January 14 May – 26 May

Teaching is delivered through lectures, seminars and tutorials. Lectures are formal teaching sessions, often with a larger group of students. Seminars, which usually provide a form of follow-up to lectures, take place in smaller groups and are often used to promote group discussion about a specific topic. In tutorials, a small number of students meet with a tutor to discuss work and to raise points of particular interest or difficulty.




Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.


Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.

Northern Ireland

We have 4 campuses in Northern Ireland, from bustling city locations in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry to the scenic settings of Coleraine and Jordanstown.

Ulster University will provide you with an opportunity to think outside the box and challenge yourself. Dedication and determination are the keys to success, but it’s the overall Ulster University experience and outstanding support that will provide you with the confidence and tools to succeed.

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