Swansea University

27. Credit Transfer

27.1

Requests for credit transfer shall be considered in accordance with the policy and procedures for the recognition of Prior Learning at Swansea University.   The University will only accept credits studied within the last 5 years.  The maximum number of credits transferred should normally be no more than one third of the total number of credits, that is 20 credits for Postgraduate Certificates, 40 credits for Postgraduate Diplomas and 60 credits for Postgraduate Taught Master's programmes, including the Extended Masters programmes.  However, exceptions may be permitted, for example, due to Professional Body regulations.  

Credit exemption cannot be applied for on the basis of previous academic failure.  Applications shall not be considered from students who were awarded an exit qualification due to academic failure on that programme.

27.2

In exceptional circumstances, and in accordance with the policy and procedures for the recognition of Prior Learning at Swansea, the University will consider applications from students who had previously pursued a Postgraduate Taught Master's programme at the University and who chose to exit from the programme with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma within the last five years.