School of Computing

Transferring programme and modules

It is possible for you to change your programme as well as modules at specific times on your course. Below you can find information on this as well as the necessary form.

Changing degree programme

Degree change applications

The Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations provide that the Student Loans Company/your funding body can refuse to agree to the transfer of a mandatory award (and thus, in effect, to a student changing his/her programme of study) if either:

  • (a) its consent to the change has not been given within 12 months of commencement of the award
  • or

  • (b) the new programme of study is of longer duration than that for which the student originally registered.

In the present financial climate greater attention is being paid to those provisions in the Regulations (which can reduce their financial liabilities) and there is increasing evidence that consent to such changes may be refused if either of the above provisions have not been met. You are therefore strongly advised to ensure that any change of degree programme is formally approved by your School, and your funding body informed by you within the 12 month period. It is essential that you contact your funding body and the Student Loans Company to ascertain eligibility for funding before proceeding with any change of degree programme. Programme changes are normally made prior to module registration in March.

To change your programme, you must obtain academic permission from the relevant Director of Studies, and submit a completed Change of Degree form to the Course Administration Office. If you wish to transfer to a programme in another School you should consult the relevant School Office in the first instance.

All requests to transfer must be made before the end of the Spring term. You are responsible for notifying the Student Loans Company/your funding body.

Degrees with a year in industry

Opportunity exists to undertake a one year placement between Stages 2 and 3. The year has to be registered with the Student Loan Company/your funding body and the University, and students wishing to undertake such a placement must ensure that they are registered for the programme within twelve months of their original registration. For most students this means by the end of Stage 1. For those who have completed a foundation course any transfer must be completed by the end of the Foundation Year.

Failure to adhere to these deadlines may result in a funding body terminating any funding. A placement is a formal part of the degree and you will be required to keep a log of your training and work experience during the year. A report must be written at the end of the year which will contribute to the final assessment.

The year in industry will contribute 10% to the final degree classification consisting of: a final written report an assessment by the industrial supervisor The Industrial Placement Co-ordinators (email will assist you in finding a suitable placement but the search effort is primarily down to you. To help with this at the beginning of Stage 2 there will be employer presentations and further specific skills talks following on from the careers project week in Stage 1.

Failure to obtain a placement will result in you reverting to a three year programme. The requirements for progression to the placement year (Stage S) are contained in Section 9 of the student handbook. Credit by compensation or condonement will not be awarded for the placement year.

Filling in the form

As stated above in order to transfer programme or modules you first need to complete the transfer form below.

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 03/08/2015