If you have studied for a year or two at another University or Higher Education Institution, and you would like to transfer to UoC to continue your studies, we will certainly consider your request. You may only be part way through the first year, and know that you wish to transfer at the end of it, but we can still have a look at the possibilities whilst you continue study.
The course you studied previously must be similar to the course you wish to study at UoC. You should also have gained 120 Level 4 credits for year 2 entry, or 120 Level 4 and 120 Level 5 credits for year 3 entry, and we will need to see an official transcript of results as confirmation.
In the first instance, you will need to provide us with the Learning Outcomes of the modules you have studied at your previous institution, or are currently studying. These can usually be found in a course or module handbook, or on the institution’s website. You can send these to us electronically or via the post. If you have difficulty locating your learning outcomes, please ask your tutor at the previous institution.
Once received, the relevant member of academic staff here will compare the Learning Outcomes with those from our course. If the courses are similar enough, and the academic level and credits are sufficient, we will be able to consider an application from you.
If you have the required credits and most of the subject matter is covered but there are some knowledge gaps, we might be able to offer you bridging work which would then enable you to fill these gaps and enter the course at the appropriate point. In all cases, we are seeking to ensure that you have the same knowledge as students studying the whole course at UoC, and are therefore fully prepared for the next academic level and subject areas.
How to apply
You will need to apply through www.ucas.com and ensure that you select Point of Entry as 2 or 3 as appropriate. We will require a reference from a tutor at your previous Higher Education Institution.
If you have any difficulties locating the course on UCAS, please contact the APL team. It may be that we are no longer recruiting to year one of that course, but can consider transfer requests into year 2 or 3. The APL team will provide you with an online Direct Entry Application Form instead.
Most applicants will be interviewed, though it is not always necessary depending on the course you are applying for. You will be given the opportunity to have a look around the campus you are applying to, whether this is on an arranged Open Day or Interview Day, or on an individual basis.
In addition to your application, we will need a transcript of your results from your previous institution. This should include the module titles, marks and grades, and the number and level of academic credits gained for each module. Obviously in cases where an applicant is still studying at their first institution, this will not be available immediately. However, if we know that entry to year 2 or 3 of a course is possible because Learning Outcomes match, we can make a provisional offer of a place at UoC subject to our receipt of the transcript.
The tuition fees that you will be charged will be assessed on an individual basis and will be dependent on a number of factors including your previous qualification and dates of study.
For professional courses such as teaching or health care, you will be expected to meet professional standards. For example, teaching practice placements for QTS teaching courses are non-contributory in terms of credit and must be passed. For any courses that involve a placement, you will need occupational health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) background clearance prior to registration. There is usually a charge for completing the DBS disclosure procedure. DBS disclosures from previous institutions are not accepted.