Out of interest or out of curiosity, students will occasionally ask to take other courses in addition to those which are required by their degree. Personal tutors do not automatically have to approve these requests and should use their best judgement in determining whether taking additional courses is really in their tutee’s best interest. Course registrations for undergraduate students should not normally be above the expected level for their year and for Honours year students any deviation from this requires a concession from College obtained via the School Curriculum Approval Officer (SCAO).
Non-Honours students can take up to 40 credits in addition to their required 120 credits at Level 7, 8 and 9, by permission of their Personal Tutor (no concession from SCAO is required for this). The course registration should be added in EUCLID as Optional with an Enrolment Rule of Non-counting credit.
Additional courses for credit are rare for Honours and MSc students and it is much more common to register for additional courses as class-only. Registration for additional courses in class-only mode does not require College or SCAO permission.
Additional courses at Honours or MSc level which are taken for credit are taken credit not for classification. That is, the grade for the additional courses will not be used in determining the student’s end-of-year average. Prior to any assessment taking place, the student must identify the course or courses which are being taken credit not for classification.
If an Honours or MSc student wishes to be registered on any additional courses for credit, and their PT supports this request, the PT should request this concession via the SCAO, including a rationale for this request. This ultimately requires College permission, which will be sought by the SCAO, who will update the PT and SST when permission is received. The course registration should be added in EUCLID as Optional with an Enrolment Rule of Non-counting credit. The SST will add the concession to the Student’s EUCLID record