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11. Transfer of registration

This section applies both to transfer between different programmes and within the same programme, unless indicated otherwise. Details of how to apply to transfer are in the student handbook.

11.1 (GR)

Where permitted, all applications to transfer will be considered on an individual basis. Permission to transfer, any additional fees payable and any period of transferred registration granted will be at the discretion of the University. Any refund of fees shall be subject to the conditions in section 10.

11.2 (GR)

An application to transfer that is submitted after a student has entered for any examination will not be considered until after the result of that examination has been published. The result of that examination will then be taken into account by the University in instances when permission to transfer is dependent on the student's examination record.

11.3 (GR)

In certain circumstances, a student who transfers their registration may receive credit for courses already passed.

11.4 (GR)

A student who receives credit from certain courses on the basis of subjects previously passed will not be permitted to re-enter the examination for those courses. The marks obtained at the examinations at which the subjects were passed will contribute towards the student's award as appropriate.

11.5 (GR)

A student who is not permitted to transfer to a particular programme but who wishes to join that programme must cancel their existing registration and apply to register afresh. The student must already satisfy the entrance requirements for the programme. A student who registers afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any subjects previously passed either to the programme concerned or, in the event of a subsequent transfer, to another programme. They will also not be permitted to carry any failed attempts at subjects from their previous registration.

11.6 (GR)

A student may progress from the Diploma to the related degree by transferring their registration.

Transfer from the Old Regulations to the New Regulations

11.7

A student registered under the Old Regulations for an award in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences, or the Access route, will not be permitted to apply transfer their registration to the equivalent award or programme under the New Regulations

A student registered under the Old Regulations who has not completed their studies and whose period of registration has yet to expire after the examinations governed by these regulations in 2016 will have their registration transferred to the New Regulations in 2016.

Transfer from the New Regulations to the Old Regulations

11.8

A student registered under the New Regulations will not be permitted to apply to transfer their registration to the equivalent award or programme under the Old Regulations.

Transfer to other programmes at Levels 4, 5 and 6 of the FHEQ

11.9 (GR)

A student registered for a programme in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences may apply to transfer their registration to another programme of study in a different field at the same or similar level. The student will be required to satisfy the entrance requirements and any transfer regulations for the programme to which they wish to transfer. A student may be required to cancel their registration and register afresh.

See Glossary for definition of FHEQ.

See Section 3 for Cancellation of registration.

Transfers to programmes at Level 7 of the FHEQ

11.10 (GR)

A student registered for a programme in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences is not permitted to transfer their registration to a programme at Level 7 of the FHEQ. A student will instead be required to cancel their existing registration and to submit a fresh application for registration and comply with the Regulations for the programme concerned.

See Glossary for definition of FHEQ.

See Section 3 for Cancellation of registration.

Transfer of College-based students

11.11 (GR)

A student studying a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences as a College based student of the University of London may apply to complete their studies for the same award as an International Programmes Student and may be considered for credit and/or APL for courses previously passed. All applications for credit and/or APL will be considered on an individual basis and at the discretion of the University.

Transfer between degrees in the same Route (or Paths of the same degree)

11.12

An International Programmes Student may transfer between the different degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences in the Route for which they are registered (i.e. Standard Route or Graduate Entry Route), and may be awarded credit, provided that:

  • they do not have to discard more than three full courses in total which they have previously passed, and
  • they have not failed, at the final attempt, a course that is a prerequisite for a required course at the degree to which they wish to transfer, and
  • this is permitted on the degree structure to which the student wishes to transfer, and
  • they are not yet eligible for award of the degree.

A student may only transfer to a degree which is still available to new students.

11.13

A student who satisfies the conditions and wishes to transfer may do so without applying to the University for permission. All students are required to confirm for which degree (or Path where applicable) they are registered on payment of the annual continuing registration fee and on entering examinations. Any change of degree or Path must be indicated at those times.

11.14

A student may, on transfer, discard up to three full courses previously passed in total and any number of failed courses. A student who transfers between degrees on more than one occasion may do so only if the total number of previously passed courses they are required to discard is three or less in total from the time they first transferred. A student who has previously discarded three full passed courses will not be permitted to transfer on a further occasion unless the transfer can be made without the student discarding any further courses.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Credits awarded

11.15

A student will be credited with courses previously passed which are the same as or equivalent to those listed in the structure of the relevant degree.

See Annex A for programme structures.

11.16

Credits are awarded for named courses, although a student transferring to a degree through the Standard Route (other than the BSc Economics and Management) may claim credit for one unnamed 100 course if they have previously passed a level 100 course which is not available on the degree to which they are transferring.

A student who is credited with an unnamed 100 course on the basis of IS1060 Introduction to information systems will not be permitted to take IS2136 Information systems and organisations if available on the degree to which they transfer.

A student who is credited with one unnamed 100 course must count this as marked by this symbol (♦) on the individual degree structures.

Credits for named courses may be used to satisfy prerequisites. The course previously passed, on the basis of which credit is awarded for one unnamed 100 course, may also be taken into account for prerequisite purposes.

11.17

A student who transfers will not be required or permitted to enter or re-enter for a course (or equivalent course) in which they have previously passed and for which they have been credited. The mark obtained at the examination at which the course (or equivalent course) was passed will count towards the final classification of degree.

Treatment of previously failed courses with attempts remaining

11.18

A student who has previously failed one or more courses, and has attempts remaining, must carry the failed courses and the attempts with them if the courses concerned are required (i.e. compulsory) on the degree to which they are transferring. Failed courses, whether named or unnamed, which are available as options on the degree to which they are transferring, must either be carried and re-taken (provided the student has not exhausted the maximum number of attempts) or may be changed to an alternative course. A student will be permitted the remaining number of attempts at the course concerned.

Failed courses which are not available on the degree to which the student is transferring must be discarded.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Treatment of previously failed courses where all attempts have been exhausted

11.19

For a student who has failed a course at the third attempt, permission to transfer to a specific degree will depend on the structure of that degree as follows:

  1. A student who has failed a course at the third attempt will not be able to transfer to a specific degree through the Graduate Entry Route if the course is a required course at that degree, and will not be able to transfer to a specific degree through the Standard Route if the course is a prerequisite course for a required course at that degree.
  2. A student who has failed a course at the third attempt which is available as an option at the degree to which they wish to transfer must discard the course and take an alternative course (unless the student transfers and carries the course, see (iii) below).
  3. For degrees through the Standard Route only, a student may transfer and carry a course, whether it is required or an option, as one of the two failed courses permitted by the conditions for awarding the degree, provided that the failed course is not a prerequisite for a required course and the student can still meet all other requirements for award of the degree. The course will count towards the total number of courses that the student is required to take to meet the requirements of the degree, and the last mark obtained may count towards the final classification of degree.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Transfer between degree Routes

11.20

A student registered for a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences through the Graduate Entry Route may transfer to a degree through the Standard Route provided that:

  • they do not have to discard more than three full courses in total which they have previously passed, and
  • they do not transfer credit for more than eight full courses in total which they have previously passed, and
  • they have not failed, at the final attempt, a course that is a prerequisite for a required course at the degree to which they wish to transfer.

11.21

A student registered for a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences through the Standard Route may transfer to a degree through the Graduate Entry Route provided that:

  • they already satisfy the entrance requirements for the Graduate Entry Route, and
  • they do not have to discard more than three full courses in total which they have previously passed, and
  • they do not transfer credit for more than six full courses in total which they have previously passed, and
  • they have not failed, at the final attempt, a course that is a prerequisite for a required course at the degree to which they wish to transfer, and
  • they have not entered the examination for a course that is required for the chosen degree through the Graduate Entry Route or for a course that has a prerequisite for which they have received APL whilst registered for the Standard Route.

11.22

A student who wishes to transfer from the Standard Route to the Graduate Entry Route must apply to the University to do so.

Credits awarded

11.23

A student will be credited with courses previously passed which are the same as or equivalent to those listed in the structure of the relevant degree. Courses which a student has passed which are not available (or are not equivalent to courses available) on the degree to which the student is transferring, may have to be discarded.

See the Glossary of terms for the definition of Credit transfer, Annex A for programme structures and paragraphs 11.71-11.78 for the rules on discarding courses.

Correction 6th July 2011

The advice under 11.23 originally referred students to Annex C for a list of equivalent credits. Students should note that advice on equivalent credits is not given in these regulations, and that the advice under 11.23 has been amended accordingly.

11.24

Credits are awarded for named courses, although a student transferring to a degree through the Standard Route (other than the BSc Economics and Management) may claim credit for one unnamed 100 course if they have previously passed a 100 course which is not available on the degree to which they are transferring.

A student who is credited with one unnamed 100 course must count this as marked by this symbol (♦) on the individual degree structures.

Credits for named courses may be used to satisfy prerequisites. The course previously passed, on the basis of which credit is awarded for one unnamed 100 course, may also be taken into account for prerequisite purposes.

11.25

A student who transfers will not be required or permitted to enter or re-enter for a course (or equivalent course) in which they have previously passed and for which they have been credited. The mark obtained at the examination at which the course (or equivalent course) was passed will count towards the final classification of degree.

Treatment of previously failed courses with attempts remaining

11.26

A student who has previously failed one or more courses, and has attempts remaining, must carry the failed courses and the attempts with them if the courses concerned are required (i.e. compulsory) on the degree to which they are transferring. Failed courses, whether named or unnamed, which are available as options on the degree to which they are transferring, must either be carried and re-taken (provided the student has not exhausted the maximum number of attempts) or may be changed to an alternative course. A student will be permitted the remaining number of attempts at the course concerned.

Failed courses which are not available on the degree to which the student is transferring must be discarded.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Treatment of previously failed courses where all attempts have been exhausted

11.27

For a student who has failed a course at the third attempt, permission to transfer to a specific degree will depend on the structure of that degree as follows.

  1. A student who has failed a course at the third attempt will not be able to transfer to a specific degree through the Graduate Entry Route if the course is a required course at that degree, and will not be able to transfer to a specific degree through the Standard Route if the course is a prerequisite course for a required course at that degree.
  2. A student who has failed a course at the third attempt which is available as an option at the degree to which they wish to transfer must discard the course and take an alternative course (unless the student transfers and carries the course, see (iii) below).
  3. For degrees through the Standard Route only, a student may transfer and carry a course, whether it is required or an option, as one of the two failed courses permitted by the conditions for awarding the degree, provided that the failed course is not a prerequisite for a required course and the student can still meet all other requirements for award of the degree. The course will count towards the total number of courses that the student is required to take to meet the requirements of the degree, and the last mark obtained may count towards the final classification of degree.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Transfer to a degree from the Diploma for Graduates

11.28

A student registered for a Diploma for Graduates in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences will not be permitted to transfer their registration to a degree.

11.29

To register for a degree, the student will be required to cancel their registration for the Diploma and apply to register afresh for the degree, subject to them satisfying the relevant entrance requirements. A student who is permitted to register afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any courses previously passed nor to carry any failed attempts at courses from their previous registration.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Transfer to a degree from the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences

11.30

A student may progress from the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences to a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences by applying to transfer their registration, provided that:

  1. they have passed all four full courses of the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences

or

  1. they have made an attempt at four full courses and have passed two full courses of the Diploma in Economics, including at least one full or half course in a quantitative subject (i.e. D04a Statistics 1, D04b Statistics 2, D05a Mathematics 1, D05b Mathematics 2)

or

  1. they have made an attempt at four full courses and have passed any two full courses of the Diploma in Social Sciences

or

  1. they already satisfy the entrance requirements for the degree

and

  1. they do not have to discard more than three full courses in total which they have previously passed

and

  1. they have not failed, at the final attempt, a course that is a prerequisite for a required course (i.e. a course that is compulsory) at the degree to which they wish to transfer

and

  1. for transfer to the Graduate Entry Route, they satisfy the additional entrance requirements for that Route.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

11.31

A student who wishes to transfer from the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences to a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences must apply to the University to do so.

11.32

The attempts at any failed courses which are common to the degree will be carried forward and will count towards the number of attempts permitted at those courses.

11.33

A student of the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences who transfers to a degree before successful completion of the respective Diploma will not receive the award of the Diploma under any circumstances.

11.34

A student who subsequently wishes to transfer to another degree may do so provided they satisfy the conditions for transfer between the degrees. A student who has discarded the maximum number of courses permitted on transfer from the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences, however, will not be permitted to transfer their registration to another degree unless the transfer can be made without the student discarding any further courses.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Credits awarded

11.35

A student will be credited with courses previously passed which are the same as or equivalent to those listed in the structure of the relevant degree. Credit will also be given for courses passed at the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences which have the same name but different syllabus number.

Courses which a student has passed which are not available (or are not equivalent to courses available) on the degree to which the student is transferring, may have to be discarded.

See Annex A for programme structures.

11.36

Credits are awarded for named courses, although a student transferring to a degree through the Standard Route (other than the BSc Economics and Management) may claim credit for one unnamed 100 course if they have previously passed a 100 course which is not available on the degree to which they are transferring.

A student who is credited with one unnamed 100 course must count this as marked by this symbol (♦) on the individual degree structures.

Credits for named courses may be used to satisfy prerequisites. The course previously passed, on the basis of which credit is awarded for one unnamed 100 course, may also be taken into account for prerequisite purposes.

11.37

A student who transfers will not be required or permitted to enter or re-enter for a course (or equivalent course) in which they have previously passed and for which they have been credited. The mark obtained at the examination at which the course (or equivalent course) was passed will count towards the final classification of degree.

Treatment of previously failed courses with attempts remaining

11.38

A student who has previously failed one or more courses, and has attempts remaining, must carry the failed courses and the attempts with them if the courses concerned are required (i.e. compulsory) on the degree to which they are transferring. Failed courses, whether named or unnamed, which are available as options on the degree to which they are transferring, must either be carried and re-taken (provided the student has not exhausted the maximum number of attempts) or may be changed to an alternative course. A student will be permitted the remaining number of attempts at the course concerned.

Failed courses which are not available on the degree to which the student is transferring must be discarded.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Treatment of previously failed courses where all attempts have been exhausted

11.39

For a student who has failed a course at the third attempt, permission to transfer to a specific degree will depend on the structure of that degree as follows.

  1. A student who has failed a course at the third attempt will not be able to transfer to a specific degree through the Graduate Entry Route if the course is a required course at that degree, and will not be able to transfer to a specific degree through the Standard Route if the course is a prerequisite course for a required course at that degree.
  2. A student who has failed a course at the third attempt which is available as an option at the degree to which they wish to transfer must discard the course and take an alternative course (unless the student transfers and carries the course, see (iii) below).
  3. For degrees through the Standard Route only, a student may transfer and carry a course, whether it is required or an option, as one of the two failed courses permitted by the conditions for awarding the degree, provided that the failed course is not a prerequisite for a required course and the student can still meet all other requirements for award of the degree. The course will count towards the total number of courses that the student is required to take to meet the requirements of the degree, and the last mark obtained may count towards the final classification of degree.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Transfer to a degree from the Access route

11.40

A student registered for the Access route in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences may progress to a degree, by applying to transfer their registration, provided that:

  • for transfer to the Standard Route, they have passed two full courses of the Access route

or

  • for transfer to either the Standard Route or the Graduate Entry Route they already satisfy the entrance requirements for the degree on the basis of other qualifications.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

11.41

A student who wishes to transfer in this way must apply to the University to do so.

Credits awarded on transfer

11.42

A student will be credited with courses previously passed at the Access route which are the same as or equivalent to those listed in the structure of the relevant degree.

Courses which a student has passed which are not available (or are not equivalent to courses available) on the degree to which the student is transferring, may have to be discarded.

11.43

Credits are awarded for named courses, although a student transferring to a degree through the Standard Route (other than the BSc Economics and Management) may claim credit for one unnamed 100 course if they have previously passed a 100 course which is not available on the degree to which they are transferring.

A student who is credited with one unnamed 100 course must count this as marked by this symbol (♦) on the individual degree structures.

Credits for named courses may be used to satisfy prerequisites. The course previously passed, on the basis of which credit is awarded for one unnamed 100 course, may also be taken into account for prerequisite purposes.

11.44

A student who transfers will not be required or permitted to enter or re-enter for a course (or equivalent course) in which they have previously passed and for which they have been credited. The mark obtained at the examination at which the course (or equivalent course) was passed will count towards the final classification of degree.

Treatment of previously failed courses

11.45

An Access route student who transfers to a degree and has previously failed one or more courses will not carry those fails with them. Failed courses which are available at the degree to which the student is transferring will count as new courses when taken for the first time after transfer. A student who fails a course which is required at the degree to which they transfer must take this course again after transfer.

Transfer to a degree from the LLB degree

11.46

A student registered for the LLB degree who has not yet passed or been referred at the First Year, Second Year or Final examination may apply to transfer to a degree through the Standard Route or the Graduate Entry Route, provided they satisfy the entrance requirements for the degree and Route concerned. A student who is permitted to transfer may be awarded the credits indicated below. A student who has previously failed one or more subjects will not be required to carry those fails with them. Failed subjects that are available on the degree to which the student is transferring will count as new courses when taken for the first time after transfer.

The first year law subjects are those available in Selection Group F(iii).

See the website for more information about LLB degree structures: www.londoninternational.ac.uk/llb

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Correction 6th July 2011

Advice about transferring to a degree from the LLB degree has been clarified in 11.46. The original sentence, "A student who is permitted to transfer may be awarded the credits." has been amended to read "A student who is permitted to transfer may be awarded the credits indicated below."

11.47

A student who wishes to transfer degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences from the LLB degree must apply to the University to do so.

11.48

A student who has passed or has been referred at the First Year, Second Year or Final examination, and who wishes to register for a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences will be required to cancel their registration for the LLB and apply to register afresh for the other degree, subject to them satisfying the relevant entrance requirements.

A student who is permitted to register afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any subjects previously passed nor to carry any failed attempts at subjects from their previous registration.

Credits awarded

11.49

A International Programmes student registered for the LLB who has reached pass standard in one or more of the laws subjects available in Selection Group F(iii) may transfer to the BSc Accounting with Law, BSc Management with Law or BSc Sociology with Law, but will not be awarded any credit. The first time these subjects are taken (if appropriate) subsequent to transfer will count as the student's first attempt at the examination concerned and not as resits. Students will be entitled to the usual maximum of three attempts for any course.

11.50

An International Programmes student registered for the LLB who has passed all of the courses available in Selection Group F(iii) may apply to transfer to the BSc Accounting with Law, BSc Management with Law or BSc Sociology with Law with credit for up to three full courses depending on the programme to which the student transfers. The number of credits awarded will be at the discretion of the University and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

11.51

An International Programmes student registered for the LLB who has who has failed one of the courses available in Selection Group F(iii) may apply to transfer to the BSc Accounting with Law, BSc Management with Law or BSc Sociology with Law with credit for up to two full courses depending on the programme to which the student transfers. The number of credits awarded will be at the discretion of the University and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

On transfer, the failed subject will become a resit and the next attempt at the examination for the course concerned will be counted as a second attempt.

Transfer to a degree from other programmes

11.52

An International Programmes Student registered for a programme of study other than in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences may apply to transfer to a degree through the Standard Route or Graduate Entry Route, provided they satisfy the entrance requirements for the degrees and for the Route concerned.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Transfer between the Diplomas for Graduates

11.53

A student may apply to transfer between the different Diplomas for Graduates provided that:

  • they do not have to discard more than one full course in total which they have previously passed, and
  • they have not failed, at the final attempt, a course which is compulsory (and for which there are no alternatives) for the diploma to which they wish to transfer, and
  • they satisfy the entrance requirements for the diploma to which they wish to transfer.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

11.54

A student who wishes to transfer between Diplomas for Graduates must apply to the University to do so.

11.55

A student transferring from theDiploma for Graduates (International Relations) is required to demonstrate that they have reached a level of competence in mathematics at least equivalent to a pass at GCSE/GCE O level in a mathematical subject at Grade C or above. (This level of competence in mathematics is an entrance requirement for all Diplomas for Graduates except the Diploma for Graduates (International Relations).)

Students transferring to the Diploma for Graduates (Mathematics) are advised that although this is not a formal entrance requirement, it is their responsibility to ensure that before starting this programme their understanding of mathematics is already at least at the standard of first year undergraduate degree study in mathematics and includes multivariate calculus.

Students transferring to any of the economics-related Diplomas for Graduates are advised that although this is not a formal entrance requirement, it is their responsibility to ensure that before starting these programmes their understanding of economics is already at least at the standard of first year undergraduate degree study in economics.

Credits awarded

11.56

A student who transfers between the Diplomas for Graduates will be credited with courses previously passed which are the same as or the equivalent of those listed in the structure of the relevant diploma, provided that the transfer takes place within the maximum period of registration.

See Annex A for programme structures.

11.57

A course which cannot be credited to the student or which cannot be retaken on transfer because it is not available (nor does it have an equivalent course) at the Diploma for Graduates to which the student is transferring, must be discarded by the student.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Treatment of previously failed courses

11.58

A student who transfers between the Diplomas for Graduates, having previously failed one or more courses must carry those fails with them if the courses concerned are compulsory and have no alternatives at the Diploma for Graduates to which they are transferring. Failed courses which are available with alternatives at the Diploma for Graduates to which they are transferring, must either be carried and re-taken (provided the student has not exhausted the maximum number of attempts) or may be changed to an alternative course. Students will be permitted the remaining number of attempts at the course concerned. Failed courses which are not available at the Diploma for Graduates to which the student is transferring must be discarded.

The rules for discarding courses are in paragraphs 11.71-11.78

Transfer to a Diploma for Graduates

11.59

There is no transfer to the Diplomas for Graduates.

11.60

To register for a Diplomas for Graduates, the student will be required to cancel their registration and apply to register afresh for the Diplomas for Graduates, subject to them satisfying the relevant entrance requirements. A student who is permitted to register afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any courses previously passed nor to carry any failed attempts at courses from their previous registration.

For further rules relating to Cancellation of registration see Section 3.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Transfer to the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences from a degree

11.61

A student registered for a degree will not be permitted to transfer their registration to the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences if they have made an attempt at the examination for one or more courses at that degree. A student who has not made an attempt at an examination and who satisfies the entrance and attendance requirements for the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences may apply to transfer.

11.62

A student registered for a degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences who has passed the equivalent of four full 100 courses will not be permitted to transfer to the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences and be awarded that qualification.

11.63

To register for one of the Diplomas when transfer is not permitted, a student will be required to cancel their registration and apply to register afresh for the Diploma, subject to them satisfying the relevant entrance requirements. A student who is permitted to register afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any courses previously passed nor to carry any failed attempts at courses from their previous registration.

For further rules relating to Cancellation of registration see Section 3.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Transfer to the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences from a Diploma for Graduates

11.64

A student registered for a Diploma for Graduates in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences will not be permitted to transfer their registration to the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences.

11.65

To register for one of the Diplomas, a student will be required to cancel their registration for the Diploma for Graduates and apply to register afresh for the Diploma, subject to them satisfying the relevant entrance requirements. A student who is permitted to register afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any courses previously passed nor to carry any failed attempts at courses from their previous registration.

For further rules relating to Cancellation of registration see Section 3.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Transfer to the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences from the Access route

11.66

A student registered for the Access route will not be permitted to transfer their registration to the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences if they have made an attempt at the examination for one or more courses of the Access route. Students who have not made an attempt at an examination and who satisfy the necessary entrance and attendance requirements may apply to transfer.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

11.67

To register for one of the Diplomas when transfer is not permitted, a student will be required to cancel their registration for the Access route and apply to register afresh for the Diploma, subject to them satisfying the relevant entrance requirements. A student who is permitted to register afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any courses previously passed nor to carry any failed attempts at courses from their previous registration.

Transfer to the Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences from other programmes

11.68

A student registered for a programme of study other than in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences may apply to transfer to the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences, provided they satisfy the necessary entrance and attendance requirements.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Transfer to the Access route from the degrees, Diploma in Economics, Diploma in Social Sciences and Diplomas for Graduates

11.69

A student registered for a degree, the Diploma in Economics, the Diploma in Social Sciences or a Diploma for Graduates will not be permitted to transfer their registration to the Access route under any circumstances.

11.70

To register for the Access route, a student will be required to cancel their registration for the degree or Diploma for which they are registered and apply to register afresh for the Access route. A student who is permitted to register afresh in this way will not be permitted to carry credit for any courses previously passed nor to carry any failed attempts at courses from their previous registration.

For further rules relating to Cancellation of registration see Section 3.

For entrance requirements, see the Programme Specification.

Discarding and reviving courses on transfer - students transferring between degrees, or to a degree, or between the Diplomas for Graduates

11.71

A student transferring either between the degrees, or from the Diploma in Economics, the Diploma in Social Sciences or Access route to a degree, or between the Diplomas for Graduates may be required to discard certain courses on transfer.

11.72

A course which cannot be credited to the student or which cannot be retaken on transfer, because there is no option to take the course and there is no equivalent course which can be credited on the degree to which the student is transferring, must be discarded by the student.

11.73

For students transferring between or to degrees only:

On transfer, students may discard up to three full courses that have been previously passed. In addition, any number of failed courses may be discarded, provided the courses are not required (i.e. compulsory) on the degree to which the student is transferring. Students who subsequently wish to transfer to another degree may do so provided they still satisfy the relevant conditions for the transfer concerned. Any passed courses discarded on previous transfers, including on transfer from the Diploma in Economics, the Diploma in Social Sciences or Access route, will count towards the total number of discarded courses permitted.

Passed courses, failed courses or courses for which APL has been granted may only be discarded on transfer. A student will not be permitted to discard courses unless they are transferring. Permission to discard courses depends on the structure of the degree to which the student intends to transfer as follows.

  • A student will not be permitted to discard any course that is required (i.e. compulsory) on the degree to which they are transferring.
  • A student will not be permitted to discard or change any passed course that is one of two named course options at a point at the degree.
  • A student may discard a failed course that is one of two named course options at a point at the degree, and take the other named option.

If the course is not named but is available (for example as a member of a Selection group), a student may choose whether to transfer or discard the course, provided they do not discard more than three passed courses in total.

If an equivalent course is available as an unnamed option, students may choose whether to be credited with the equivalent course.

11.74

For students transferring between the Diplomas for Graduates only:

A student may discard one full course only. A student will not be permitted to discard any course that is available on the Diploma for Graduates to which they are transferring.

11.75

Discarded courses will not count towards the total number of courses that the student is required to take for the degree or Diploma for Graduates and will not contribute towards the classification/grading calculation, unless the course is revived at a subsequent transfer.

11.76

Discarded courses must, or may, be revived at a subsequent transfer as follows.

  • A passed course which has been previously discarded must be revived if the student transfers subsequently to a degree or Diploma for Graduates at which that course is available.
  • A failed course which has been previously discarded must be revived if it is required (i.e. compulsory), and has no alternatives, on the degree or Diploma for Graduates to which the student is transferring. The student will be permitted the remaining number of attempts only.
  • A failed course which has been previously discarded and which is available as an option (i.e. it is not compulsory) on the degree or Diploma for Graduates to which the student is transferring must either be revived or must be changed (where possible) to another option.
  • For degrees through the Standard Route only - a course for which APL has been granted which has been previously discarded must be revived if the student transfers subsequently to a degree at which that course is available, provided that the number of APL for that degree does not exceed four

11.77

A course that has been revived will no longer count towards the total permitted number of discarded courses.

11.78

A student will be required to indicate if they are discarding or reviving any courses on payment of the continuing registration fee and when making an examination entry.

A Diploma in Economics or Diploma in Social Sciences student will be required to indicate if they are discarding or reviving any courses on transferring to the degree or on payment of the continuing registration fee.

Treatment of APL on transfer between degrees

Standard Route

11.79

Courses for which APL has been previously awarded (including APL from unnamed courses) can be transferred automatically between degrees through the Standard Route provided that:

  • the course is available on the degree to which the student is transferring (or, in the case of APL from an unnamed course, that this is permitted on that degree structure)

and

  • the APL is still valid.

11.80

On transfer to a different degree through the Standard Route, an APL previously granted from a named course may be used as oneunnamed 100 course provided that:

  • the named course is not available at the degree to which a student is transferring

and

  • this is permitted on the degree structure to which the student is transferring.

Graduate Entry Route

11.81

A student is not permitted to transfer APL that have been previously awarded whilst registered for another programme to a degree through the Graduate Entry Route under any circumstances.

A student who was awarded APL from any course(s) whilst registered for a degree through the Standard Route will be required to attempt the examination for that course(s) if it is required upon transfer to the Graduate Entry Route, subject to satisfying the rules of progression.