Course registration

How to register for your courses in third year.

Course registration:

Please check the DRPS first for timetable clashes, pre-requisites, etc (this is your responsibility!).

Course Survey Reports from previous years and Course Introduction Videos

If you require more information about a specific course contact the course lecturer by e-mail in the first instance.


Continuing Students: Pre-register your course choices

Continuing students currently in year 2, 3, 4 (MInf) can pre-register their course choices for the following session via PATH from May until the 1st August 2022.



The Informatics Teaching Organisation will register your pre-registered course choices on EUCLID from August 2022 in advance of the start of semester


We hope that pre-registration will be helpful to speed up the process of course registration for continuing students, allowing tutorial and lab group allocation to take place in good time for the start of the new session. 


Informatics course registration from August 2022.

Course registration in PATH will re-open in August 2022.

The deadline for course registration is the end of week 2 Semester 1, Friday 30th September 2022.

Semester 2 course choices can be changed until week 2 of Semester 2.


For guidance on using PATH, please view the video 'Using the Programme Builder'.  Once you have made your selection please click the bright yellow button which says 'Send to my Personal Tutor' and an email will be sent to your Personal Tutor with your selection, they will then add your course choices to your student record to register you on each course.

Watch guidance on how to use the Programme Builder on PATH

  • Students registering for the 3rd year of an Informatics degree must register for exactly 120 points of level 9/10 courses. If you are missing credits from years 1 or 2, you must also register for the appropriate level 7/8 courses to make up those credits..

  • Students registering for the 4th year of an Informatics degree must register for exactly 120 points.

  • Students registering for the 5th year of the MInf degree must register for exactly 120 points.

  • Students registering for one of the Informatics MSc degree programmes must register for exactly 180 points.

  • CDT students registering for the 1st year taught component must register for exactly 180 points.

  • PhD students wishing to take an Informatics course should follow these guidelines PGR Taught Course Registration.

Check the guidelines on PGR Taught Course Registration

  • Visiting Students normally take 120 credits for the full year or 60 credits for one semester, and should contact their Personal Tutor for course registrations/amendments - there is no need to fill out the course registration form detailed below.

It is your responsibility to check that you have chosen an appropriate set of courses (equalling the correct number of points and accessible via the course timetable) to meet your degree requirements . You must ask your Personal Tutor to approach the School Curriculum Approval Officer, Stephen Gilmore,  if you require special permission to take a course which is not normally available to you.

Contact Professor Stephen Gilmore

Course Changes

Although you must select courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2, please note that these choices are not binding at this stage, but allow us to ensure that all class, email and exam lists are as up-to-date as possible.  You may amend your course selection at any point up to the deadline, and there is another opportunity at the start of Semester 2 to amend your second semester courses.

Requests to change course selection after this date should be discussed with your Personal Tutor.  Any course changes requested after Week 4 will need the permission of the Lecturer and the School Curriculum Approval Officer.  You cannot change your course enrolment choices after week 6 of the semester. 

Note that the Informatics Teaching Organisation should be informed of any late course changes so they can liaise with Examinations in an attempt to minimise examination timetable conflicts.

Course Surveys

Each year we ask students to complete course surveys to gather information on best practice and for future improvements.  Course survey results from last year are published at the following link, along with lecturer responses and actions taken.  This information can be useful when making your decision on which course to take as part of your degree programme:

Course survey results and lecturer responses