Subject changes

  • You may wish to change your programme, also known at undergraduate level as your subject of study, if you consider your original programme to be unsuitable. It is important to think carefully about this, and perhaps discuss it with the Subject Co-ordinator of the programme you applied to do and/ or you are currently on. Always ensure that you are making the request for sound reasons.

    We would also advise that you speak to the Subject Co-ordinator of the programme you are interested in before formally requesting the change.

    Changing your programme is subject to the availability of places and requires approval of the Subject Co-ordinator of the new programme. They may wish to specify conditions that you will need to meet before you can formally make the change.

    New Students

    In addition to speaking to Subject Co-ordinators, as above, you may also wish to discuss the change with your Student Support Co-ordinators or the Careers Service.

    If you are a Student visa/Tier 4 visa holder, please seek advice from the International Student Advice Team to see if any potential implications for your student visa can be accommodated.

    To request the change please contact our admissions team prior to the enrolment deadlines, which are the end of Week 2 for full-time students and the end of Week 3 for part-time students.

    Please note that acceptance onto a new course will be subject to confirmation that you have met the admission requirements and that there is space on the course you are seeking to join. Please see the How to apply webpages for details of the entry requirements and how to contact our admissions team.

    Continuing Students

    Once the enrolment deadline has passed, it is not possible for new students in the first year of their course to change subject in their first semester of study. However, a request can be proposed for consideration at the January examination committee for the second semester (or in June for January enrollers).

    Unless there is significant overlap between the modules you have taken so far within the modules and requirements on the new programme, you may need to extend your studies, or restart completely.

    Once your programme change request has been processed you will be given access to make amendments to your module registrations in the next module registration window. Please seek advice from your Academic Adviser or Student Support Co-ordinators if you are unsure about which modules you need to add.

    Undergraduate students can request a programme change by completing an M101 form, returning the authorised form to programmesupport@brookes.ac.uk. Undergraduate students who have queries regarding this process should contact Programme Support or their Student Support Co-ordinators.

    Postgraduate students, or students studying programmes delivered at a collaborative partner, can request a programme change by completing an F101 Moodle form. For any queries please contact Student Records and Curriculum Management.