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 will be released at 3.00pm Monday to Friday until 18 September 2015.

Module Code Module Title Type of places for release
Module places for release Thursday 3 September 3.00PM
SMGT20220 Digital Sports Marketing Core/Option
INRL30270 Terrorism & Political Violence Core/Option
GER20190 Grimms' Tales and Adaptations Core/Option
PHIL10030 Intro to Modern Philosophy Core/Option
PHIL10100 Existentialism and Humanism Core/Option
PHIL10110 The Search for Meaning Core/Option
PHIL10160 Reason and Paradox Core/Option
PHIL20410 Phil & Sociology of Education Core/Option
PHIL20460 Philosophy & Mental Disorder Core/Option
FDSC20010 Chemistry of Macronutrients In Programme Elective
PHIL10100 Existentialism and Humanism Core/Option
CHEM30240 Main Group Chemistry and Bonding Core/Option
CHEM30320 Chemical Thermodynamics Core/Option
MIS10080 Programming for Bus Analytics Elective
MIS10070 ICT for Decision Support Elective
COMP10110 Computer Programming I Core/Option
COMP10130 Computer Science in Practice Core/Option
ZOOL30040 Diversity of Vertebrates Core/Option
ANSC40010 Applied Animal Reproduction In Programme Elective
Module places for release Wednesday 2 September 3.00PM
OSH40140 Environmental Assessment and Management In Programme Elective
SOC20100 Sociological Theory Level 2 Core/Option
ACM20050 Classical Mech. & Special Rel. Core/Option
ITAL10020 Italian Language I a Core/Option
MEEN40560 Research Skills & Techniques Core/Option
MUS10160 Music Theory & Musicianship I Core/Option, Elective
BIOL20020 Applied Plant Biology Core/Option
COMP20010 Data Structures and Algorithms I Core/Option
HIS20760 The French Revolution Core/Option
BMGT10170 Inside Organisations Core/Option
Module places for release Tuesday 1 September 3.00PM
EEEN40300 The Story of Italian Core/Option
AERD20030 Business Management Core/Option
PHTY40620 OMT 2 Core/Option
MUS10120 Music, Culture and Society Core/Option
MUS10160 Music Theory & Musicianship I Core/Option
MUS31040 Dissertation/Recital Core/Option
LAW30170 Employment Law: the Contract of Employment Core/Option
PHYS30010 The Story of Italian Core/Option
BIOL20020 Applied Plant Biology Core/Option
ARCT20020 The Indoor Environment Core/Option
GER20180 Intensive German Ex-Beginners Core/Option
GER20130 Translation English-German In Programme Elective
FDSC40620 Design Thinking for Food Packaging In Programme Elective
FDSC40630 Food Sector Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development In Programme Elective
Module places for release Monday 31 August 3.00PM
ITAL30200 The Story of Italian In Programme Elective
ANSC10010 Introduction to Animal Science In Programme Elective
LAW40670 Corporate Governance Core/Option
BIOL30010 Plant Diseases: Biology and Control Core/Option
ECON10010 Principles of Microeconomics Core/Option
ECON10030 Intro Quantitative Economics Core/Option
PHYC20090 Electronics and Devices Core/Option
PHYC10130 Physics II Medical Science Core/Option
SCI30060 Irish Presence in America Elective
LAW37450 English Public Law Core/Option
Module places for release Saturday 29 August 3.00PM
SPAN10140 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia Core/Option
SPAN10150 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib Core/Option
Module places for release Friday 28 August 3.00PM
NEUR30080 Neuromuscular and Membrane Biology Core/Option
ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences Core/Option
ACM20050 Classical Mech. & Special Rel. Core/Option
ACM20150 Linear Algebra 2 (MathSci) Core/Option
MATH20300 Language Impairment Core/Option
LING30030 Language Impairment Core/Option
FR20140 Versailles Core/Option
FR20170 Baudelaire Core/Option
PHTY40320 Functional Rehabilitation Core/Option
PHTY40330 Perf Testing and Exercise Core/Option
PHTY40430 Functional Anatomy Core/Option
EDUC30340 Maths Peer Tutor Core/Option
PHYC10180 Physics for Ag. Science Core/Option
SPAN20190 Spanish Poetry 1 Core/Option
SPAN20030 Latin American Literature I Core/Option
SPAN30190 Spanish Poetry 2 Core/Option
Module places for release Thursday 27 August 3.00PM
SPOL10180 History of Irish Social Policy Core/Option
SPOL10020 Contemp Irish Welfare State Core/Option
SPOL10010 Soc Pol Theories&Concepts I Core/Option
SPOL10030 Understanding Soc Prob & Policies Core/Option
PHAR30010 Chemotherapeutic agents Core/Option
GEOG30820 Development Geographies In Programme Elective
BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics Core/Option
FS10040 Introduction to Film Sound Aesthetics Core/Option
Module places for release Wednesday 26 August 3.00PM
STAT20100 Inferential Statistics Core/Option
POL30420 Critical Explorations of Security Theory and Practice Core/Option
CHEM30200 Carbonyl Chemistry & Synthesis Core/Option
CHEM30210 Struct Determ&Heterocyc Chem Core/Option
CHEM30220 Mechanism and Stereochemistry Core/Option
CHEM30250 Organometal&Solid Chem Core/Option
GENE40030 Advanced gene regulation Core/Option
PHYC10120 Physics in Medicine Core/Option
PHYC10130 Physics II Medical Science Core/Option
IS40570 Children & Youth Info Services Core/Option
IS20010 Advanced Information Skills Core/Option
IS30340 Managing IT for Info Prof Core/Option
EEEN20070 Solid-State Electronics I Core/Option
MEEN40600 Medical Device Design Core/Option
AESC10010 Land Use Core/Option
FOR30340 Professional For Practice Core/Option
HORT30320 Elements of Landscape Design Core/Option
HORT30040 Landscape Management Core/Option
RDEV10020 Information Skills Core/Option
ITAL30200 The story of Italian 2 Core/Option
Module places for release Tuesday 25 August 3.00PM
BSEN30170 Agricultural Power and Machinery In Programme Elective
GER20160 Enlightenment Core/Option
GER20180 Intensive German Ex-Beginners Core/Option
GER20130 Translation Eng-Ger (Intermed) Core/Option
GER20110 19th Century German Literature Core/Option
GER20190 Grimms' Tales and Adaptations Core/Option
LING30030 Language Impairment Core/Option
PHTY40130 Physiology of Human Movement Core/Option
PHTY40140 Principles of Exercise Core/Option
PHTY40200 Sports Biomechanis & Physio Core/Option
SPOL10030 Understanding Social Problems and Policies Core/Option
ZOOL30040 Diversity of Vertebrates Core/Option
PHIL20010 Rationalism & Empiricism In Programme Elective
PHIL20020 Logic Core/Option
PHIL20410 Phil & Soc of Education Core/Option
PHIL30030 Phil of Mind In Programme Elective
PHIL30260 Phil of Law Core/Option
PHIL30470 Nietzsche Core/Option
Module places for release Monday 24 August 3.00PM
MUS10100 Introduction to Opera In Programme Elective
MUS20280 Choral Scholars 4 In Programme Elective
MUS30610 Blues and Jazz In Programme Elective
SPAN30190 Spanish Poetry 2 Core/Option
SPAN30070 Latin American Literature II Core/Option
NMHS31930 Deepening Clinical Learning A Core/Option
NMHS30700 Deepening Clinical Learning B Core/Option
BIOL20020 Applied Plant Biology Core/Option
ZOOL10010 Medical Zoology Core/Option
LAW41350 Criminology Dissertation Core/Option
LAW41360 Human Rights Dissertation Core/Option
HIS31550 The Third Reich In Programme Elective
LAW30720 Theory of Court Practice Core/Option
CPSC20030 Principles of Crop Science In Programme Elective
ITAL20160 Reading Italian literature Core/Option
Module places for release Friday 21 August 3.00PM
RDGY30470 Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Core/Option
STAT30270 Statistical Data Mining Core/Option
ARCH30170 Combat Archaeology In Programme Elective
ARCH30540 Wetland Archaeology In Programme Elective
ARCH30550 Archaeology of Minoan Crete In Programme Elective
ARCH30570 Death inPrehistory Core/Option
ARCH30600 Castles and Cathedral Core/Option
PHYC10160 Physics for Engineers II In Programme Elective
BIOL20020 Applied Plant Biology Core/Option
ACM20050 Classical Mech. & Special Rel. Core/Option
Module places for release Thursday 20 August 3.00PM
ACM20030 Computational Science Core/Option
ACM20060 Oscillations in Mech Systems Core/Option
STAT30080 Models - Survival Core/Option
ENG30210 Modern American Poetry Core/Option, In Programme Elective
BIOL20020 Applied Plant Biology Core/Option
BMOL30050 Applied Plant Biology Core/Option
BIOL20020 Genomics & Proteomics Core/Option
CPSC20030 Principles of Crop Science InProgramme Elective
COMP30080 Processor Design Core/Option
LAW30010 Banking Law Core/option
Module places for release Wednesday 19 August 3.00PM
IS40600 Foundations of Info Studies Core/Option
PHIL20270 Single Major Research Project In Programme Elective
PHIL20460 Philosophy & Mental Disorder In Programme Elective
LAW30610 Commercial Law Core/Option
INRL30270 Terrorism & Political Violence Elective
POL30400 Theories of Power Elective
BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics and Biotech Core/Option
CPSC20040 Physiological Plant Ecology Core/Option
MUS31030 The Piano Concerto II Core/Option
MUS20310 Popular Music and Culture In Programme Elective
Module places for release Tuesday 18 August 3.00PM
LAW30010 Banking Law Core/Option
PHYC10190 Aspects of Physics for Ag. Sc In Programme Elective
LAW30060 Equity Core/Option
LAW37510 Sports Law Core/Option
INRL30270 Terrorism & Political Violence Elective
POL30400 Theories of Power Elective
POL30240 Critical Security Studies Elective
POL20200 Gender and Politics Elective
LAW30360 Consumer Law Core/Option
GEOG30790 Planetary Geomorphology In Programme Elective
MKT30090 Marketing Communications In Programme Elective
BMGT20160 Business & Social Enterprise In Programme Elective
BMGT20050 International Management In Programme Elective
UTL40200 Designing modules for learning Core/Option
LAW30090 Revenue Law: Introduction Core/Option
LAW30250 Revenue Law: Advanced Core/Option
Module places for release Monday 17 August 3.00PM
SPOL10020 Contemp Irish Welfare State Elective
SPOL10030 Understand Soc Prob & Policies Elective
SPOL30320 Intergenerational Justice&Poli Elective
SPOL30340 Immigration, Irish society Core/Option, Elective
SPOL30350 Comparing European and Asian Elective
ITAL30240 Italian through cinema Core/Option
ITAL30200 The story of Italian 2 Core/Option


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.