APL eligibility

You can be considered for APL, from units other than Law courses, if you satisfy all of the following criteria:

1. You are eligible to be registered for the BSc degree of your choice through the Standard Route.

2. You are suitably qualified:

  • You must have passed examinations which compare in level, content and standard to the examinations for the 100 course(s) that form part of your programme and which you wish to receive APL for.
  • APL is normally only considered on a subject-for-subject basis. For example, you should only apply for APL for the course EC1002 Introduction to Economics if, in your opinion, you have previously studied a similar subject in the same depth, at degree level (or the equivalent), and you have achieved good marks in the corresponding examination.
  • We do not give APL on the basis of GCSE/GCE ‘O’ levels or GCE ‘A’ levels, or other similar school-leaving examinations.

EMFSS Automatic APL

If you apply for Automatic APL(s) you must have passed the whole of the qualification(s) on which your application for APL is based within the five years preceding the application.

There are certain qualifications for which we will give APL automatically. If you have passed the correct subjects and satisfy the conditions we specify, we will grant you APL as detailed in the list. The courses that comprise these qualifications have already been assessed and are considered by the University to be suitable for particular APL. If you have passed the correct subjects and satisfy the conditions we specify, we will grant you APL as detailed in the list, however you must still make a formal application and provide the necessary evidence. Please note, we are unable to fully consider your application until we have received the necessary documentary evidence.

Discretionary APL

If you are applying for discretionary APL(s) consideration will also be given if you have completed part of a degree level qualification that has been examined. See Discretionary accreditation of prior learning for more information.