SOAS University of London

Information for Current Students

Online Module Sign-Up for modules to be studied in Academic Year 2020/21

Module Sign-Up

Choose from:

My Module Selections

For new and returning students, you must select your chosen modules using our online module sign-up system when this is open, which will guide you to the courses you are able to take.

This can be done on any PC with internet access (the most reliable is Internet Explorer)

Postgraduate Taught Part-Time Students

Postgraduate Taught Part-Time Students: You will be contacted by your Department to ask you to provide your 2020/21 module choices separately. As a postgraduate student we do not need you to complete online module sign-up.

Logging in to Module Sign-Up

Log in to the Module Sign-Up system

This will take you to the Module Sign-Up page. You should see your Programme of Study and the year into which you will be going in September 2020. If you have logged in and do not see the correct Programme of Study and year, please contact your Department Office via email.

Choosing your Modules

To see an expanded list of Modules, click on the Show Modules button at each level.

We’ve grouped the Modules under:

  1. Core/compulsory Modules: These Modules are automatically chosen for you and cannot be changed.
  2. Optional Modules: These are Modules which the Programme Structure tab asks you to choose from within your Department.
  3. Open Options: These are Modules (usually from different Departments) that you can choose from.

We recommend you work your way down the groups as they are presented on the page – we’ve structured it to correspond with the information on the programme web pages for your faculty.

To choose a Modules, tick the box next to it. Please note that sometimes you’ll have to tick the 'group' box above the list first. This applies to groups of open options Modules in particular. If you change your mind at any point, just un-tick the box.


Each year of full-time study is composed of modules which add up to 120 credits: within the Module Sign-Up system, this is simplified to a value of 4. Full-year (30 credit) modules are usually valued at 1, and Term 1 or Term 2 only (15 credit) modules valued at 0.5. Once you’ve chosen modules worth a total of 4 (120 credits) you will not be able to choose any more (further tick boxes will not be able to be selected).

Changing your choice

If you want to change a selected Module, click in the box next to it to remove the tick and choose again. Note that if you have had to click in the group box above the Module, you will have to un-tick this too.


Some Modules have pre/co-requisites which need to have been taken in previous sessions or the current session. Some Modules will therefore not be able to be selection prior to (pre-requisites taken) or after selecting (co-requisites) certain courses.

Saving Choices

Save Choices - there is a Save button to do this at the top and bottom of the page. This will save the choices you have made so far. You will still be able to log back in while the system is open and complete your choices at a later date.

Abandon Choices - there is a button to do this at the top and bottom of the page. This abandons only the optional Modules, not the core/compulsory modules (which cannot be changed).

Year Abroad Students

If you will be studying abroad next year, you don’t have to choose your Modules online.

But if you’re currently abroad and expecting to return in the next academic year, you’ll have to sign up.

The Small Print

Whilst we can’t guarantee that all Modules offered during this sign-up period will be available in the next session, every effort will be made to accommodate student choices and the number of selections made to a particular course may be used to determine this availability. The information will also be used to inform the teaching timetable. It may not be possible to guarantee that all student choices will be achievable.

Please see the current timetable to obtain an idea of how lecture and tutorials may be structured.


Please speak to the academic teams within your Department, if you require more information to support your selection of modules. Please contact your Academic Adviser in the first instance. If you have any problems with choosing modules (for example, you can't find the module you want to take or you are not sure how to use the system), please contact your Department Office via email.