Find the easiest module for your subject (updated for 2022!)

By Thomas Simpson, Max Kendix, Theo Burman, , and

Palatinate has used Freedom of Information requests to put together a handy table below, where you can find the modules of 2022, 2020, 2019 and 2018 with the highest levels of Firsts and 2:1s, as well as the average mark. You can search by subject, module code or module title, and filter by subject or level. Bear in mind:

  • 2022 saw most subjects saw 24-hour online exams for most subjects (although a minority of subjects like maths and oral MLAC exams were taken in-person)
  • 2020 saw 48-hour Covid-19-affected online exams, which impacted results. For exams which require calculations, there was a significant increase in attainment on the previous year. For more essay-based modules, the results tended to be higher, but not substantially different.
  • 2019 and 2018 exams were all held in-person.
  • Some modules had very few people taking them – for example, if you see a 100% First rate, there may have only been one person taking that module.
  • A higher rate of Firsts or 2:1s can have various reasons, and different students have different ideas of what an ‘easy’ module is.
  • Modules change every year – so some modules here won’t be available next year.

Subject Level Module Title Average Mark Percentage First (%) Percentage 2.1 (%) 20 20 19 19 18 18

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5 thoughts on “Find the easiest module for your subject (updated for 2022!)

  • Have to admit, I’m thoroughly amused that the idea that my Formal & Philosophical Logic is “easy” just because students who put the effort into it are likely to get firsts!

    Before you assume that a high rate of firsts correlates with how easy a module is, definitely talk to someone who has taken the class…

    • Hello Peppino, it’s your father here. I am writing to inform you that your mother has passed away. I know this is news you might not be prepared to hear yet, but please refrain from taking your anger out on the children. We are unsure where the funeral will be held, but I would personally like it to take place at the Ann Summers shop in Edinburgh; you know how much your mother loved their basket of fried chicken. I am off to the Middle East this afternoon in search of one of your sisters, whom I accidentally flushed down the toilet last Friday. All the best my dear, Pappa Peppino.


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