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Module Catalogue

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 term. 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 get in touch and we will be happy to advise you!

View the Module Catalogue

How to read a module descriptor


The first digit of the module code denotes the year students would usually be enrolled in when taking a particular 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/term only. The module descriptor will indicate whether the module is taught in S1 (autumn term), S2 (spring term) or S3 (summer term). Unfortunately you will not be able to register for a module unless it is offered during the semester/term you are planning to spend at Abertay.


Subject Codes 

ANF (Accounting and Finance)

ART (Computer Arts)

AUD (Audio for Games)

BMT (Business Management)

CMP (Computing and Programming)

CNS (Counselling)

CRM (Criminology)

DES (Game Design)

ECN (Economics)

EEM (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

ELE (General Education Electives)

ENV (Environmental Science)

FOD (Food Science)

FOR (Forensic Science)

GRS (Graduate School modules)

LAW (Law)

LSC (Life Sciences)

MAT (Mathematics)

MHN (Mental Health Nursing)

MKT (Marketing)

PSY (Psychology)

SOC (Sociology)

SPS (Sport Science)

Module prerequisites

Please note that 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 in doubt whether a particular module is available, please get in touch with us.

Timetable clashes

As exchange and study abroad students are permitted to choose modules across levels and programmes, there is a chance of timetable clashes, for example 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.

* Please note that all modules are subject to availability.