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All awards are defined in terms of the number of credits that must be attained to achieve the award. Learning is arranged in defined blocks called modules which have credit values. Combinations of credit rated modules are approved by the University‚Äôs Academic Board to form programmes which lead to awards or certified learning.

What is the credit requirement for my award?

The following table shows the credit requirements for University of Cumbria awards:

Award Type

Credit Requirement

Postgraduate Awards

 

Masters (Taught) (MA; MEd; MSc;

MBA; LLM, MTL)

180

 

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

120

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert )

(including PGCE)

60

Graduate Awards

 

Graduate Diploma

120

Graduate Certificate (including PgCE)

60

Undergraduate Awards

 

Honours Degree (BA; BSc; BEng; LLB

(Hons))

360 (480#)

Ordinary Degree (BA; BSc; BEng; LLB)

300

Top-up Degree (Hons)

120

Foundation Degree (FdA; FdSc;

FdTech; FdEng)

240

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

240

Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)

240

Certificate of Higher Education

(CertHE)

120

Foundation Certificate

120

Other Awards

 

University Advanced Diploma

60

University Diploma

60

University Certificate

60

University Award

10-40 Credits at level 4-6. 20 or 40 credits at level 7

Certificate of Achievement

5-40 Credits at levels 3-6. 5-60 Credits at level 7

# Where specifically approved at validation, entry may be via foundation study at level 3. The credit requirements at level 3 and for the award are denoted by the figures in brackets.

Further information regarding awards can be found in the Academic Regulations.