Frequently Asked Questions

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Empty Timetables

Your timetable is available online from the 4th September. Most students use the iSheffield app to access their timetable, but there are several different ways to view it, as detailed here. Most modules will have a lecture (with all students in a room together at the same time), and a seminar (students split into smaller groups for an interactive learning session). 

There could be a few reasons why your timetable doesn't look busy. 

  • Not every module has sessions every week
  • some modules don't have any timetabled sessions until week 2
  • EAS6078 Project and EAS404 Business Project won't have any timetabled sessions until later in the semester and these don’t run weekly 
  • Some modules publish sessions on Blackboard rather than timetable
  • if a student just picked a module, it won't show on their timetable until the following day (Timetabling system updates overnight like Blackboard)

Parent/Child Modules

Some modules run in both 30-credit and 15-credit versions. These have identical content and teaching hours, but different workload and assessment. You can't take both the 30-credit and 15-credit versions of the same module, and the two versions will normally appear on blackboard together under one title. The modules in question are:

  • EAS6149 and EAS6158 Media and Public Communication in Japan
  • EAS6226 and EAS6227 Business and the Economy of Japan
  • EAS6353 and EAS6453 Contemporary Chinese Society and Media/ State and Society in China
  • EAS680 and EAS6143 State and Economy in Contemporary China/Political Economy of China
  • EAS6347 and EAS6447 Contemporary Chinese Business and Management

Modules Missing on Blackboard 

When a student switches between parent/child versions of the same module, the system sometimes gets confused and will block the student on the blackboard. If you do not think that you have the correct  Autumn semester modules on your Blackboard course list, please contact seas@sheffield.ac.uk

Modules information


Module information is available on our student hub: SEAS Postgraduate Module Information. Please note you must log into your university google account to access the information. 

If you change your mind about your choice, don't worry! At the start of each semester, there is a three week window where you can make amendments to any of your optional modules - this is called the Add/Drop Period.

The Online Module Add/Drop this Autumn will be available from 9:00 on Monday 18th September until 17:00 on Friday 6th October 2023. 


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