Module Catalogue

The module catalogue provides general information relating to our modules running in the academic year

What you can study

The Module Catalogue provides general information relating to our modules running in academic year 2017/18. It describes the objectives, syllabus, teaching methods and assessment for each module.

The Catalogue allows you to view all modules by A-Z, display modules for an individual school or display modules by semester. You can also search for modules by exact module code or keyword(s) from the module title. Entering a three letter module suffix will return modules in that subject area (see codes below). The search field will provide suggestions as you type.

If you are unsure about your module selection, please email and we will be happy to advise you.

View Module Catalogue

How to use the module catalogue


The first digit of the module code typically denotes the year students would study that module. 5th year modules are postgraduate modules.

The level of a module refers to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework levels, with Level 07 corresponding to 1st year and Level 11 to postgraduate modules.

Example: ART101 is a 1st-year module (Level 07), BMT405 is a 4th-year module (Level 10) and PSY502 is a postgraduate module (Level 11).

SCQF credits

All our modules carry 20 SCQF credits each, which is the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. This means that full-time students should normally take 3 modules per semester.


Modules are usually taught in one particular semester or term only. The module descriptor will indicate whether the module is taught in semester 1 (autumn term), semester 2 (spring term) or semester 3 (summer term). Unfortunately you will not be able to register for a module unless it is offered during the semester or term you are planning to spend at Abertay.

Subject Codes

Subject Code
Accounting and Finance ANF
Computer Arts ART
Audio for Games AUD
Business Management BMT
Computing and Programming CMP
Counselling CNS
Criminology CRM
Game Design DES
Economics ECN
Civil and Environmental Engineering EEM
General Education Electives ELE
Environmental Science ENV
Food Science FOD
Forensic Science FOR
Graduate School modules GRS
Life Sciences LSC
Mathematics MAT

Module prerequisites

Your choice of modules is subject to academic approval. Some module descriptors list particular pre- or corequisites and we may ask you for further evidence of any similar modules you have already completed at your home university.

Exchange and study abroad students should usually choose modules from the appropriate level and be especially careful when selecting 4th-year or postgraduate modules (click on the tab above to find out how to determine the level of a module).

Some modules might not be open to exchange and study abroad students, such as final-year honours project or work placement modules. If you're in doubt whether a particular module is available, please get in touch with us.

Timetable clashes

As an exchange and study abroad student you are permitted to choose modules across levels and programmes, however with this flexibility comes the probability of timetable clashes (eg if lecture times overlap).

Timetables are announced a few weeks before the start of teaching so unfortunately we are unable to guarantee whether a certain combination of modules will be feasible at the time of application.

We recommend choosing modules from the same subject area and level to avoid clashes and listing a number of alternate choices in case your preferred module selection is not feasible.