Scenario: You are undertaking the first year of Course A and request to change to Course B from the start of the second year, but have not studied all of the necessary first year modules on Course B.
For the change to be approved, you will need to successfully complete the first year of Course A. As a condition of your change of course being approved, you may also be required to undertake additional assessment over the summer in a core module(s) or pre-requisite(s) for Course B, if you have not already undertaken and passed these as part of Course A.
You are advised to submit requests for a change of course involving additional assessment over the summer by 1 May 2020 (Friday of week 31). Any requests received after this date will be considered on an individual basis.
You will only be permitted to undertake a maximum of 30 credits of additional assessment over the summer. This is an exceptional arrangement to allow students to make a change of course without repeating a stage. The standard Rules of Assessment apply, meaning that you can only undertake additional assessment if you do not exceed the maximum of 60 credits reassessment allowed.
An entry fee of £50.00 is payable as part of the assessment; this is in line with the University’s standard assessment entry fee for assessment undertaken over the summer.
The Student Progress Team will confirm what additional module(s) you are required to undertake as part of the course approval process. You will be contacted separately by the relevant department, who will provide you with details of a nominated academic, who will act as a point of contact for the guided learning on the module(s). The department will also provide you with details of how and when you will be assessed during the summer.
You should be aware that as the additional assessment is being undertaken as a condition to ensure you meet the Rules of Assessment and learning outcomes for the new course, you will not be awarded any credits for the module(s); nor will the module(s) appear on your Academic Transcript.