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ECTS Update

ECTS UPDATE JANUARY 2010

This is the third update of the introduction of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) in the academic year 2009/10 - see previous two notices below.

To ensure that the introduction of ECTS has a neutral effect on your academic record (QCA) the University may make adjustments to the factor weighting on your transcript - check the categories below to find out how this affects you.

Categories for ALL students (undergraduate and postgraduate)

  1. Students in Year 1 of a programme: The programme is fully ECTS compliant and no adjustments are required.
  2. Students in Year 2 on a 3-year Part 2 undergraduate programme (i.e. Year 1 is Part 1 - and Years 2, 3, & 4 - is Part 2): Part 2 of the programme is fully ECTS compliant and no adjustments are required.
  3. Students in Year 3 on a 3-year Part 2 undergraduate programme: You have completed Year 2 with old UL credits. The weighting factor in year 3 and 4 is changed from 2 to 1 to neutralise the effect of ECTS credits.
  4. Students in Year 4 on a 3-year Part 2 undergraduate programme: You have completed Year 2 and 3 with old UL credits. The weighting factor in year 4 is changed from 2 to 1 to neutralise the effect of ECTS credits.
  5. Year 2 students on a 2-year part 1 undergraduate programme: You have completed year 1 with old UL credits.  The Year 1 weighting factor is changed to 2 to neutralise the effect of ECTS credits.
  6. Year 3 students in a 2-year part 2 undergraduate programme: Part 2 of the programme is fully ECTS compliant and no adjustments are required.
  7. Year 4 students in a 2-year part 2 undergraduate programme: You have completed year 3 with old UL credits.  The weighting factor in year 3 is changed from 1 to 2 to neutralise the effect of ECTS credits.
  8. Students on all other programmes that started prior to 2009/0 and are finishing with ECTS credits:  The weighting factor for the years taken before 2009/0 is changed from 1 to 2 to neutralise the effect of ECTS credits.