Loughborough University 100 Credits
Modules, credits and student workload
Undergraduate programmes of study are organised on a modular basis. At the beginning of the academic year you must register for the appropriate modules specified in your programme regulations and select from any options available.
Full-time undergraduate students take modules with a total weighting of 120 per academic year. Each module typically has a weight of 10, 20 or 30. This is the number of credits you will be awarded on passing the module.
The notional learning time for a 10-credit module is 100 hours, representing the time on average you will need to spend on the whole range of learning activities, including for example lectures, tutorials, private study, preparing coursework, and sitting examinations. The notional learning time for a full-time undergraduate academic year over 30 weeks is 1,200 hours.
Normally your workload will be divided equally between the two semesters and you will take modules with a weight of 60 in each semester. Some modules will run across both semesters but most will be studied and assessed within a single semester.
To facilitate the understanding of a particular subject area, we recommend forming a study group with other students from your course. This useful guide offers advice on how best to work in a group. You’ll quickly start to enjoy the benefits of being a part of a study group.
We also have a number of support services designed to help you with your studies, these include;
- Mathematic Learning Support Centre
- English Language Support Service
- Doctoral College
- Peer Assisted Learning Schemes (PAL)
During your time here, we strongly recommend that you look to build a relationship with your tutor; organise regular one-on-one meetings, ask for feedback and start to build on your ability to impart your knowledge successfully.