Module Places
As part of your registration you will be choosing Option and Elective modules (if relevant). However, you may find that you cannot always get into a module that you want. Read about the reasons for this and for advice on what to do if you have not been able to get a place on a module you want.

Where possible, additional places on previously full modules are released at 3.00pm Monday to Friday during online module registration. Details will appear below:

Module Code Module Title Type of places for release
Module places for release Monday 1 February 3.00PM
LAW30450 Family and Child Law Core/Option
Module places for release Friday 29 January 3.00PM
SMGT10060 Sociology of Sport In-Programme Elective
SSJ10010 Human Rights & Social Justice Elective
SSJ20050 Social Justice Movements: Global and Local Core/Option
Module places for release Thursday 28 January 3.00PM
HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Elective
HIS10230 Union to Bailout Elective
HIS20470 Modern America Core/Option
LAW30010 Banking Law Core/Option
SPAN20200 The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar Elective
Module places for release Wednesday 27 January 3.00PM
AESC30190 Wastes Policy and Management Elective
ZOOL40250 Remote Sensing Core/Option
LAW30450 Family and Child Law Core/Option
LAW37490 Advanced International Law - The Law of the Sea Core/Option
Module places for release Tuesday 26 January 3.00PM
ENG31370 Poetry Workshop III Elective
ENG31380 Poetry Workshop IV Elective
AESC30190 Wastes Policy and Management Elective
Module places for release Monday 25 January 3.00PM
CCIV10040 Vikings in the Celtic World Elective
MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis Core/Option
PHIL10160 Reason & Paradox In-Programme Elective
PHIL20070 Phil of Being Elective
PHIL30260 Phil of Law In-Programme Elective
Module places for release Friday 22 January 3.00PM
ZOOL30040 Diversity of Vertebrates Core/Option
Module places for release Thursday 21 January 3.00PM
AH10030 Art and the Modern World Elective
Module places for release Wednesday 20 January 3.00PM
IRST30140 Irish Studies Readings Seminar 2 Elective
IRST10020 Introduction to Irish Cultural Studies Elective
Module places for release Tuesday 19 January 3.00PM
AESC30010 Scientific Writing & Review Elective
ACC10060 Accounting for Non-Business Elective
BIOL10010 Cell and Plant Biology Elective
BIOL10110 Cell Biology and Genetics Elective
ZOOL40250 Remote Sensing Core/Option
MEEN20060 Mechanical Engineering Design I Core/Option
HIS10320 From Union to Bailout: Imagining Modern Ireland, 1800-the present Elective
Module places for release Monday 18 January 3.00PM
MATH30180 An Intro to Coding Theory Core/Option
AESC30240 Scientific Writing and Review Elective
IRST10020 Into to Irish Cultural Studies Elective
Module places for release Friday 15 January 3.00PM
BIOL10110 Cell Biology and Genetics Elective
ZOOL40250 Remote Sensing Core/Option
IRFL20050 Healers and Healing Core/Option
Module places for release Thursday 14 January 3.00PM
IS30320 Current Trends Social Comp Core/Option
SSJ30090 Global Finance, Money & Power Core/Option
Module places for release Wednesday, 13 January 3.00PM
BMGT20050 International Management Elective
BMGT20160 Business and Social Enterprise Elective
BMGT20180 Wellbeing and Work In-Programme Elective
MIS10040 Web Design and Analytics Elective
MIS30070 ICT and Org. Innovation Elective
MKT20020 Marketing Elective
MATH30180 An Intro to Coding Theory Core/Option
IS10030 Information Design Core/Option, Elective
LAW30740 Intellectual Property Law Core/Option
LAW37510 Sports Law Core/Option
LAW30550 History of Public Law Core/Option
LAW37460 Planning Law Core/Option, In-Programme
ARCT10070 Survey Course I Elective
HIS10320 From Union to Bailout Elective, In-Programme Elective
SSJ10010 Human Rights and Social Justice Core/Option, Elective
MST10030 Linear Algebra 1 Core/Option
MEEN40820 Technical Communication online Core/Option
CHEN30120 Applied Chemistry: Micro- and Nano- Materials and Molecular engineering Core/Option
FDSC10010 Food Diet and Health Elective


Why can’t I get a place on my preferred module?

There are three possible reasons. 

No places left in the module:

  • A module that has no available core/option places will be listed as full on the Core/Options page of the online registration application.
  • Modules that do not have either in-programme or general elective places available will not appear on the Electives page.
The module clashes with something else on your timetable:

  • You may be prevented from registering to a module if it clashes with any element (e.g. lecture, tutorial, practical, etc) of another module to which you are already registered. The system will prevent you from registering to the clashing module and inform you of the clash.
  • If this occurs, you may be able to select an alternative offering of either module and avoid the time-clash.

 You may not be eligible to take the module:

  • You may be prevented from registering to a module because you have not taken another module which is a pre-requisite requirement.
  • You may also be blocked from registering because you are not currently taking a co-requisite module which must be taken in conjunction with the module you want.
  • You may be blocked from registering to a module because you are also registered to, or have already been registered to, an incompatible module, the content of which is too similar to the module you want.
In each of these cases, the system will prevent you from registering to the clashing module and inform you of the reason.
What is ‘Module Capacity’?

A module’s capacity is the total number of students who can be accommodated within the module. Every module has its own fixed capacity determined by factors such as room capacity, staff/resources available to support it, the requirement to keep to a given staff/student ratio etc. 

Each module’s capacity is set by the School responsible for its delivery and is divided into four categories:

  • Programme (i.e. Core/Option) Places
  • General Elective Places
  • In-Programme Elective Places
  • International Places

These places are frequently revisited and, where possible, amended to meet demand.

Does UCD try to ensure that there are enough places?

Yes. Throughout the registration period, Registry staff actively monitor module capacity relative to demand and work with Schools to ensure that as many students as possible can get places on their preferred modules. 

What can I do if I’ve been unsuccessful in getting a place on a preferred module?

The best advice is to immediately go for a place on an alternative module, bearing in mind that you can change your module registration until registration closes. However, there are a number of ways you may still be able to get a place on your preferred module:

  • Try to get an alternative type of place. Module capacity is divided into four categories. Just because one of these categories is full does not mean that there are no places remaining on the module. If, for example, you have been unable to get a place on one of your options through the Core/Options tab, you may still be able to get an In-Programme or General elective place.
  • Regularly check the Module Places web page. Where possible, additional places on previously full modules will be made available at 3.00pm every weekday during the Registration season. The modules affected will be listed on this page so bookmark it and check back regularly for updates.
  • Keep trying! Places often become available as other students change their minds and drop/swap modules - particularly in the first week or two after lectures begin.