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Elective modules

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If you are a current University of Worcester Single Honours student, you have the opportunity to choose to take an Elective module as part of your programme in your first year and/or second year.

Taking an Elective provides added value to your degree, makes your degree distinctive, and can make you more employable.

Elective modules are innovative and inter-disciplinary, providing the opportunity to work with students and staff from different specialisms in acquiring an understanding of key issues that affect our contemporary world.

How do you go about selecting them?

You can sign up for an Elective module when you make your module selections via your student SOLE page. Your module selection page will list the choice of Elective modules in the module choice selection block along with the choices of optional modules from your subject area.

Available Electives

  • Business and Social Enterprise

    This Elective introduces you to the role of innovation in starting and running a successful business or social enterprise.

  • World Cultures

    The World Cultures Elective will help you enhance your knowledge and understanding of people's beliefs, lifestyles, cultural representations and means of communications.

  • Explorations in Education

    This Elective is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the role of education in contemporary society and your own learning experiences.

  • Healthy Lifestyles

    This Elective will give you the opportunity to learn about health in its broadest sense and gain a greater understanding of how lifestyle changes influence health.

  • Sustainability

    The green economy is growing globally. This module will give you the skills and insight necessary to live and work in this new economy.

  • Language Electives

    The University of Worcester Language Centre provides four sets of elective modules: modern foreign languages; English as a foreign language; teaching English as a foreign language; and English for native speakers.

For more information, check out our Elective Module Guide.



As a Single Honours student, you will have the opportunity to choose to take an Elective in your first year and/or your second year. Electives can count for 30 credits of your programme in each of the first two years.



Opportunities to study a contemporary issue

Complementing your main area of study with a modern foreign language

Working with students from different courses, and staff from different disciplines