2 Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning
See the glossary for definition of 'credit' and 'accreditation of prior learning'
The University reserves the right to review the credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning policy in respect of the MRes, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Social Research each year. These regulations, therefore, relate only to applications received within the period 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012.
No credit transfer or accreditation of prior learning will be granted unless an application has been made in accordance with the instructions given on the University of London International Programmes website.. Applicants are required to pay a credit transfer or accreditation of prior learning application fee.
See www.londoninternational.ac.uk for procedures and deadlines for applying for accreditation of prior learning.
All applications are considered on an individual basis and credits and accreditation of prior learning awarded are at the discretion of the University.
A student who satisfies the entrance requirements for the MRes and the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Social Research and who is appropriately qualified may be considered for credit transfer in f specified modules. An application cannot, however, be considered after a student has entered for the examination in the module(s) concerned.
Where credit is given, the mark obtained for the module previously studied may be carried forward to the student's record and will contribute towards their award, in accordance with the scheme for award.
The University will produce a final transcript detailing the modules for which credit transfer was awarded and the year of study.
Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
Within this programme there is no provision for accreditation of prior learning.
It is not possible to apply for accreditation of prior learning in the Educational and Social Research programme and therefore General Regulations regarding this are not applicable to students registered for this programme.
A student who satisfies the entrance requirements for the degree and who is appropriately qualified may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) mapped against specified modules. An application will be considered on the basis of successfully completed studies at an appropriate level.
A student who is awarded accreditation of prior learning for a specific course is considered to be exempt for this course. This means that the student is considered to have completed the course for the purposes of progression within the programme.
APL is at the discretion of the University and may not be permitted for all programmes. Where APL is permitted, a student can only be considered for up to one third of the programme award concerned.
Regulations set by Professional and Accrediting Bodies may impose further restrictions to the amount of accreditation of prior learning that is recognised. Students should seek further advice with regards to their specific programme.
APL can only be awarded for whole named modules, not for a part of a module. Accreditation of prior learning cannot be granted for a dissertation element, project of final examination of a programme award at FHEQ Level 7.
See the Programme Specification for further information on exclusions of accreditation of prior learning
APL is normally only awarded for whole modules mapped at FHEQ Level 7 or higher.
A decision to give APL is valid for a limited time only and as indicated in the University's confirmation of APL. If a student does not enter an examination within this period, the offer of APL will lapse and it will be necessary to make a fresh application.
An offer of APL is valid only for the particular module and programme of study for which the offer has been awarded. APL will no longer be valid if the programme is withdrawn before the student registers. A student who transfers their registration to another programme may be required to submit another application for accreditation of prior learning.
A student may not study again, and is not permitted or required to be examined in, the modules against which APL has been mapped and granted.
The mark obtained for a module for which APL has been awarded, will not be carried forward to the student's record and will not contribute towards the award.
APL cannot be considered after a student has entered the examination for the relevant module.
If a student has failed the examination for a module, they may not at a later stage apply for APL from the failed module.