Westminster Plus Electives

Westminster Elective modules iconWestminster Plus Electives are credit-bearing modules that will provide you with the opportunity to expand your professional skills and career development.

Employers are looking for graduates who are highly literate, able to think critically about the world, and can respond creatively to future challenges. These Westminster Plus Electives will be the key in helping you to realise your graduate potential, offering you more choice in what you study and enhancing your future as a Westminster graduate.

Choosing a Westminster Plus Elective will give you the opportunity to undertake work-based learning, develop projects and experience different areas of study within the University.

Who can study an elective?

Some courses already include cross-disciplinary modules and are structured to offer opportunities to expand professional skills – particularly those where course content is closely aligned to existing professional accreditation. If you are on one of these courses, you won’t be able to choose a Westminster Plus Elective.

In addition, some electives are available only to students from certain faculties. Where this is the case, it will be stated on the web page for that module.

Please check your Course handbook, Module Choice handbooks and information available on your Faculty Module Registration webpage and Faculty Blackboard sites to see whether you can choose a Westminster Plus Elective.

Please note: elective modules are subject to availability.

5 reasons to choose a Westminster Plus Elective

  1. Build your leadership skills
  2. Get the chance to innovate and think ‘outside the box’
  3. Show future employers that you can think strategically to solve problems.
  4. Test your abilities to expand your professional networks.
  5. Build relationships and develop communication skills for both personal and professional success

Polylang Plus Scholarship Scheme

Having language skills and overseas experience will give you competitive edge in the job market against graduates who don’t.

Aimed at level 5 students, the scheme offers funding for a module covering 2 semesters and includes a two-week placement abroad. Study a new language from scratch or upskill an existing language. Languages available to study and the location of the placements are:

  • Arabic – Dubai, UAE
  • Chinese – Shanhai, China
  • French – Montepellier, France
  • German – Munich, Germany
  • Italian – Pisa, Italy
  • Japanese – Tokyo, Japan
  • Spanish – Salamanca, Spain
  • Russian – Tallinn, Estonia

To find out more and apply on the Polylang Plus page.

Module Registration

The majority of full-time undergraduate students will need to complete their module registration online for the next academic year. Find full information on the Module Registration page

Please note: your core modules are automatically registered and depending on your programme specification you will need to register options, electives and/or free choice modules.

The following electives are open to students from all faculties, studying on any course that allows you to take electives at the appropriate level of study:

Level 4

Level 5 

Level 6

These modules will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.

Please note: all elective modules are subject to availability.

The following electives are open to Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities students only, studying on courses that allow you to take electives at the appropriate level of study.

Level 4

Level 5

Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

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Polylang Plus Scholarship Scheme

The University is offering students the opportunity to develop language skills and obtain overseas experience by funding students on the pilot Polylang Plus Scholarship Scheme.

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Module registration

Find out about module registration.