A full-time course is generally between 54 and 72 points in any one semester or 108 and 144 points in any one year.

An 18-point paper usually works out to a minimum of 14 hours per paper per week which consists of formal contact time (lectures, tutorials, laboratories, etc.), and independent study (studying, revision, assignments, reading, etc.)

Most students take 108 to 126 points per year. If you wish to take more than this, you are encouraged to seek course advice prior to selecting your papers.

You cannot enrol for more than 36 points during Summer School.

Getting the workload right in your first semester is very important to a successful transition into university-level study.

Workload recommendation for your first year

For more advice about workload, book a course advice appointment with Student Development

Further information

Subjects and papers

See sharepoint training material for further information