B2.14 Admission with Credit and Credit Transfer

  • i.  A student granted credit shall be required to complete the requirements for an award according to the conditions specified at the point of admission which shall be in accordance with practices as determined from time to time by the Modular Programme Forum.

    The accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) must be carried out in accordance with the requirements and practices established by the University and by the Modular Programme Forum.

    The variation to the time allowed, classification and limitation for Honours are summarised in the Appendix to these Regulations.

    ii.  A student may transfer credits derived from either prior learning and/or concurrent study at another institution. In order to obtain an award from the University the minimum credit earned on the UMP shall be as follows: 

    Foundation Diploma:

    Six acceptable module credits

    Certificate of HE:

    Six level 4 module credits

    Certificate of Associate Study:

    Six module credits; including at least two at level 5 or level 6 honours

    Diploma in Advanced Study:

    Six level 5 or level 6 module credits

    Graduate Diploma:

    Six acceptable level 5 or level 6 module credits

    Diploma of HE:

    Six acceptable module credits; including at least four at level 5 or above

    Degree without Honours:

    Six level 5 or above acceptable module credits or four if prior credit was earned on a Brookes award. At least four of the acceptable module credits must be taken at level 6 honours (or two, if two acceptable level 6 honours module credits are awarded as prior credit) 

    Honours degree:

    Eight level 5 or above acceptable module credits including six level 6 honours module credits (or four if two acceptable level 6 honours module credits awarded as prior credit)

    Integrated Master's degree Eight level 5 or above acceptable module credits including six level 6 honours module credits (or four if two acceptable level 6 honours module credits awarded as prior credit), and six level 7 modules.

    Notwithstanding the above, at least two acceptable module credits must be passed at the University in each subject of study for combined named awards.

    iii.  A student transferring credit towards an award shall have the class of degree or distinction determined either by the average of the marks on the minimum number of acceptable module credits that must be passed by study on the UMP or, if marks as well as credits are transferred, i.e. from previous study on the UMP, by the average of any marks on the modules credited together with those on the modules specified above.

    No student will be classified for Honours on less than the eight, graded acceptable module credits taken on the UMP.  For a distinction or merit on a DipHE or Graduate Diploma the minimum is six graded acceptable module credits and for a Cert HE the minimum is six graded level 4 module credits.

    iv.  For students transferring credit from an Oxford Brookes Graduate Diploma in Law to an LLB, the minimum amount of credit that must be earned on the UMP to attain the LLB is five acceptable module credits, including at least three at level 6. A student’s class of degree will be determined by the average of the marks on the five modules completed on the LLB.

    v.  For students transferring in from KDU Malaysia on the Oxford Brookes Degree in Law (LLK), marks will be transferred where they are associated with specific credit and will be counted towards the degree classification, in accordance with credit schedule table 6.2. 

    vi.  A student who claims credit for part of the course may not count in the additional module credits required for a degree, honours degree or diploma any module for which credit has been recognised or exemption given by virtue of equivalent qualifications or prior learning.

    vii.  Where credit was achieved more than ten years previously it shall only be transferred where the student can show that it has been kept up to date specifically or generally as appropriate through identifiable activity for which evidence can be produced.

    viii.  For students awarded concurrent credit without marks (i.e. CR or CE grades) the calculation of the average mark for the purposes of Honours or the determination of a Distinction or Merit will be on the number of modules specified in the appropriate regulations less the number of concurrent credits awarded.  Note also Regulation 14 (ii) which also specifies the minimum of module credits which must be passed on the UMP.