Transfer to Buckingham
It’s not too late to change your mind. Sometimes your choice of university doesn’t work out. But you don’t have to stick it out if you find where you’re studying is not for you. Take control of your future by switching to the university that’s right for you.
Why switch to the University of Buckingham?
Transferring to us as an undergraduate is easier than you think. Every year students move from one university to another for a variety of reasons. If you’re one of those wishing to explore this, we’ll give you the very best advice to support you in your choices.
Home of the two-year degree
Finish the same time or sooner as you would have done. Our two-year degree means that you could graduate more quickly with an honours degree than if you had stayed at another University.
Flexible start (January / September)
Top teaching quality and student satisfaction
You will benefit from our interactive small class sizes, top quality teaching and highly praised student support. See our national rankings.
How to transfer
Prospective students who wish to apply for the accreditation of credits previously gained at either the University of Buckingham or another institution may apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
APL is the generic term used for the award of credit for learning undertaken prior to entry to a programme of study; APL falls into two main categories: Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) – the recognition of learning that has previously been assessed and certificated by a recognised provider of higher education; and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) – the recognition of prior learning gained through relevant professional and/or personal experience.
With the exception of the MBChB (for which APL is not available), APL is accepted by the University of Buckingham for undergraduate programmes of study providing the outcomes of prior learning can be mapped to the intended University of Buckingham award. APL is accepted for postgraduate taught awards where specified in programme regulations. APL is not generally applicable to postgraduate research awards; however, admission with exemption from the probationary period is possible where the prospective student can demonstrate that previous work is of sufficient standing to justify this.
The regulations governing APL at the University of Buckingham are published in the General Regulations for First Degrees Section 4, the General Regulations for Higher Degrees Section 2.3, and the Research Degree Regulations Section 3G(vii).
Students leaving the University are provided with an academic transcript of their studies that details the number and level of credits earned to date; where sufficient credits have been earned to justify an award, students are also provided with the applicable certificate and diploma supplement. Former students may also request confirmation of their dates of registration (which will be provided by Registry) and/or an academic reference (please note, however, that academic staff are not obliged to provide references and do so at their absolute discretion).
Contact us as soon as you can if you are considering a transfer. Transfers are normally available in January or September entry each year but other dates may be available.
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