Course Unit Selection Process for MSc Programmes

Students entering MSc studies in the School may need to select course unit options as part of their programme via the student portal. Course unit selection opens in August and closes in week 3 of semester 1. To make sure you get a place on your selected course unit options you will need to enrol before the deadline as those popular course units do get filled quickly. It will then re-open in February 2018 for semester 2 but it is recommended that you complete course unit selection for BOTH semesters in August/September.  You MUST have an even number of course unit enrolments in each semester (with the exception of MATH65740 Transferable Skills for students undertaking Applied MSc courses)

Before you go through the enrolment process you MUST:

Mathematics course unit timetables

Schedules have been added to the course units on the student system; however note this may be subject to change due to lack of room availability or change in lecturer. The timetables by cohort are available from the School's Timetabling website.  Student personal timetables are available via the My Manchester portal from September.

For majority of level 6 course units comprise 2/3 hours of lectures and a 1 hour tutorial and/or lab (for a 15 credit course unit), however these are scheduled as 3/4 hours of lectures due to the process to allow podcasting. In most cases, the 2 hour lecture slot scheduled, the last hour is allocated as a tutorial, but please double check this with the lecturer during your first lecture.

School of Mathematics representation and feedback

The School has a feedback page which under useful links provides information on examination feedback, unit survey results and examination scaling, and lecturer’s responses to student comments from the unit surveys. You may find the information helpful in making your choices. You may need to login with your username and password to access the page.

How to select your course units from the student system 

Once you have decided on your selection you will need to go to ‘My Manchester’ student portal, enter your username and password and login. Once you have logged in, click on the TOOLS tab and click on the STUDENT SYSTEM link. From here you will need to click on STUDENT CENTER and select ENROLL. Further details on how to select your course units is available from A guide to adding your course unit selections 2017.

Note students will have been automatically enrolled onto compulsory (mandatory) course units, which you can view via the student system; therefore you only need to select ‘optional’ course units related to your programme of study.

Once you have selected your course units, make sure to ‘confirm your selection’ as stated on the guide. In some cases the system may return an error stopping you from enrolling against a particular course unit. If this is the case then follow the instructions from the guide.

If you encounter any errors or problems not listed above then please contact the School's Teaching and Learning Office, by emailing If you are not sure whether you meet certain criteria’s related to your programme of study, please carefully read the programme specifications from the website mentioned above or contact your academic advisor.

Useful links

Any problems or concerns with the process please contact the Teaching and Learning Office either by email: or via reception in the Alan Turing Building.

Any advice on what course units to choose please contact either your Academic Advisor or the Programme Director.


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