Many academic schools or departments have specific requirements for incoming study abroad and exchange students who want to enrol on their modules. Before researching the module catalogue please look through the list below to make sure you are eligible to take modules in those schools.

Biological Sciences (BIOL, BIOC, BLGY, BMSC, FOBS, MICR, SPSC)

Some modules may have an optional or compulsory fieldwork element that may incur costs outside of the tuition fee. These costs will be given to you in advance. Certain modules may not be taken together due to an overlap in their content or assessment. If you choose to take a module from the below table you will not be able to take any of the other modules that are in the same row as it:

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

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Civil Engineering - Architecture (CIVE)

BA or BSc architecture students will not be accepted onto architectural engineering modules within the School of Civil Engineering. In order to take architectural engineering modules, applicants should be studying Architectural Engineering as a degree, or be studying a comparable degree, and be able to evidence a strong mathematical background. Any questions about pre requisites for these modules should be made to the School Study Abroad Coordinator.

Dentistry (DSUR)

These modules are only available for students on specific Dentistry exchange programmes.

School of Design (DESN)

There are strict guidelines for any students wanting to study modules in the School of Design:

  • to be accepted onto most Design modules, you must have at least one year's experience of studying Design in your home university and your degree or major should correspond to one of the following programmes: Graphic Design and Communication, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design or Art and Design
  • you will be asked to supply a pdf portfolio of more than five images no larger than 15 megabytes for studio/ practical Design modules.
  • when studying at Leeds you need to take at least half of your credits in the School of Design (30 Leeds credits for one semester, 60 Leeds credits for the full year)

English (ENGL)

The School of English has specific information for study abroad students who want to study its modules. Please note that if you are attending through an agreement that is not specifically with the School of English, you may be limited to one or two ENGL modules due to capacity restrictions; this includes students attending through Modern Languages. Students are also not generally permitted to take a combination of level 1 and level 3 modules. 

Students will need to select either a level 1 module (eg Poetry, Prose or Drama) or at least one of the following 'core' modules before being able to take other modules in the School of English:

ENGL2023 Power of Language
ENGL2024 Language in Society
ENGL2025 Medieval Literature
ENGL2027 18th Century Literature
ENGL2028 Literature of the Romantic Period
ENGL2029 Renaissance Literature
ENGL3024 Modern Literature
ENGL3025 Postcolonial Literature
ENGL3026 Contemporary Literature
ENGL3027 Shakespeare
ENGL3289 Victorian Literature
ENGL3290 American Words, American Worlds

Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies (ARTF and CULT)

To apply for any Studio Art modules you need to include a portfolio of recent work, containing a maximum of five to ten images in analogue, digital format or online. No portfolio is required for Art History or Cultural Studies modules.

Geography (GEOG)

Some modules may have an optional or compulsory fieldwork element that may incur costs outside of the tuition fee. These costs will be given to you in advance. For modules involving overseas fieldwork you may be required to pay before enrolment.

Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA)

Rather than being taught across the full semester, IDEA modules are taught in more intense teaching sessions over fewer weeks. Sessions are run weekly on a set day, either morning or afternoon. For this reason, it will be very important for you to check that they fit in with the rest of your module timetable. Please note, IDEA module marks will not be released until November. Therefore any IDEA module marks will not be included in the transcript issued in July. They will instead be issued in late November/ early December.

Language Centre English language modules (ELU)

The Language Centre offers English language modules to non native speakers studying at the University. You can find more information about the two English for Communication modules (ELU1002 and ELU1003), and two English for Academic Study modules (ELU2002 and ELU2003) on the Language Centre website.

Languages Cultures and Societies (ARAB, EAST, FREN, GERM, ITAL, MODL, SLAV, SPPO)

University of Leeds students studying languages in the School of Languages Cultures and Societies are studying the language at degree level. If you wish to be accepted onto any ARAB, EAST, FREN, GERM, ITAL, SLAV or SPPO language module that is not beginner’s level, you must complete the European language questionnaire or the non Roman script questionnaire for Japanese, Korean or Mandarin. This questionnaire must be sent to the Study Abroad Office with your other supporting documents.

Languages for all (FLTU language modules)

Languages for All gives you the chance to improve your practical language skills and develop your cultural awareness. It may be that you want to study a language that is completely new to you or continue a language that you've studied before - Languages for All offers up to five language levels from complete beginners to advanced - that allow you to challenge yourself and broaden your intellectual, creative and cultural horizons. To enrol on a Languages for All module, you need to first read the framework guide and complete the European module questionnaire or the non Roman script questionnaire for Japanese, Korean or Mandarin languages. The questionnaire should be uploaded to your online application with your other supporting documents.

Leeds Skills Elective (LEED)

LEED modules are all discovery modules that give you an opportunity to learn new skills and get involved in outdoor and group activities.

Lifelong Learning Centre (LLLC)

The Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) promotes programmes, pathways and support for adult, part-time and foundation level students especially those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups. We focus on keeping our class sizes relatively small so that students have plenty of formal and informal opportunities to gain information, advice and guidance from our staff. The LLC is a multi-disciplinary school running a range of undergraduate programmes and therefore teaching patterns may vary. For example, modules from the part-time Business Management degree are delivered during the evening over fourteen weeks, whereas modules on our Child and Family Studies programme include an aspect of online learning. For further information please see the module catalogue.

Media and Communication (COMM)

Level one module enrolment requests will not be considered until mid August for Semester 1 students, and December for Semester 2 students. The school will get in touch with students to confirm if they have been successful with their level one module requests shortly before the start of semester.

Music (MUSS)

If a student wishes to study Performance in Music, they should send a recording or make one available on an online platform such as YouTube. It should be a minimum of 10 minutes, preferably 15 in length, comprising  at least 2-3 pieces in different styles or periods.

If they wish to study another practical discipline at level 2 or above, in Music Technology or Composition they would need to submit a portfolio or examples of their work, again, 2 or 3 pieces or examples with a different stylistic focus.   

You are not required to submit a portfolio for theoretical School of Music modules. Please contact if you need further guidance.