Section 3b: Acceptable module credit (Stage II)

    • Assess the credit available at level 5 or above, against the Subject rules applicable to the student’s point of entry.
    • The same issues of equivalency and module size apply as for Stage I.
    • A maximum of two honours module credits can be credited.
    • Where credit closely matches acceptable modules you award credit by entering the appropriate Brookes module number.
    • Where there is no direct match it is ok to award acceptable generic credit, however you must be confident that the subjects learning outcomes have been met by the prior credit.
    • Passed credit transferred from other institutions is un-graded and should be recorded in the ‘mark/grade’ as ‘CR’.
    • Credit transferred from previous study on the UMP, including honours modules, must be transferred with marks. In the ‘mark/grade’ column enter the actual mark awarded and CR (eg 65 CR).
    • Failed credit deemed acceptable should be included in the credit transfer for the purposes of calculating and applying the "The 22 Rule". Enter as CF, which indicates failed credit, in the ‘mark/grade’ column. For any queries relating to students bringing in stage II credit from a previous Brookes registration, please contact Programme Support in Student Central.
    • The UMP Regulations require students to complete a minimum of 8 module credits on the UMP (see table in the Introduction section for the limits for specific awards) therefore you must not award more than 120 passed acceptable credits to an applicant aiming to complete an Honours degree. You may be able to award exemptions to cover any small amounts of excess credit. In the rare cases when an applicant presents with acceptable credit greatly in excess of 120 CATS you should apply the “The 22 Rule" and consider very carefully if it is appropriate to admit them for an Honours award.
    • If a student has completed a first degree with Honours only the first year level 4 modules may be credited and exemptions given for modules that have been substantially covered by the previous qualification. Students are expected to complete the equivalent of two years in Stage II to complete a second degree.
    • Enter the total value of acceptable transferable credit.
    • For Combined Honours, Subject Coordinators should liaise with each other when assessing and awarding credit.