Credit value of coursesWhere credits are assigned to each course of a programme, credit indicates the amount of learningundertaken, and a specified credit level indicates the relative depth of learning involved.
The credit value indicates the amount of learning in terms of notional study hours, and the level of learning in terms of depth, complexity and intellectual demand.
Some courses are compulsory others can be selected from lists of options called 'selection groups'. All courses are designated either FHEQ Level 4 (100 courses), Level 5 (200 courses) or Level 6 (300 courses). All courses have a credit value assigned to them: 30 credits for a full course and 15 credits for half courses. The total credit value for the award of BSc (Hons) is 360 credits. Credit is defined in terms of the FHEQ.
The FHEQ is the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.