ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) are used throughout Europe to facilitate the mobility and transfer of students. Swansea University has adopted the main principles of the European Credit Transfer System and refers, where appropriate, to Swansea University and ECTS credits. When you complete your studies, you will be sent an academic transcript which will refer to both types of credit. Please note that 5 ECTS credits is equivalent to 10 Swansea University credits.
It is likely that students who wish to study abroad will be expected to produce evidence of the credits which they had pursued to date. To facilitate the process of admission to a European institution it would be useful for you to be able to refer to the ECTS credits attained at Swansea University. A degree/diploma supplement will also be issued to students to facilitate mobililty in Europe. ECTS Conversion Chart can be seen below.
|ECTS equivalent Grade||ECTS Grade Definition||Swansea Mark|
|Excellent: Outstanding Performance
||Very Good: above average performance
||Good, Generally sound work
||Sufficient, performance meets the required standard
||Fail, some more work required