What are the benefits of doing an accelerated programme?
Choosing the accelerated route means that you could graduate a year earlier than you might otherwise have done, so you would be entering the jobs market earlier and probably with a lower student debt.
Which courses can I study via the accelerated degree route?
Why are other courses not included in the accelerated programme?
We are undertaking a pilot study to consider the viability of an accelerated degree programme. If the pilot is successful, we may be able to offer more accelerated degree programmes in future.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
The entry requirements for accelerated versions of programmes are the same as for the equivalent non-accelerated route. Programme entry requirements are detailed on our website and in our prospectus.
How do I apply for accelerated programmes?
You apply through UCAS for your chosen degree and the UCAS course code is the same, regardless of whether or not the degree is accelerated. There is no separate application procedure for the accelerated version of the degree programme. You will be given the option at the beginning of your second year to indicate whether you wish to follow the accelerated or non-accelerated route for the remaining stages of your programme.
Is advanced entry still possible?
Yes, entry with advanced standing is still possible directly into Stage 2 of the accelerated programme (i.e. second year). Advanced entry to Stage 3 of the programme is only possible at the start of the summer term (in May).
Is part time possible?
It is possible to study many of our degrees part-time however this can have funding implications. We are keen to enable students to be able to undertake a part-time route but would want to explore, on an individual basis, a preferred study pattern with the relevant Director of Academic Programmes.
Can I do this by distance-learning?
No, we currently do not offer distance-learning options for these programmes.
What are the tuition fees for accelerated degrees?
Tuition fees for our accelerated degrees are charged at 1.5 times the standard tuition fee for each of the accelerated years (with a maximum fee of £9,250 for RUK students). Special arrangements are in place for Scottish/EU students (with a maximum fee for the course equivalent to the normal fee of £1820 per academic year).
Information on our standard tuition fees can be found here.
I am a Scottish/EU applicant. Will I be funded for the accelerated degrees?
You will have access to the same levels of student support that you would be able to get for a standard four-year degree. Contact Student Advisory for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01382-308916/308679).
I’m a UK applicant living in the UK but outside Scotland. Will my funding be supported by my local authority/library board?
We would ask that you contact your local authority or library board for more details before applying for an accelerated degree. As an example, Student Finance England confirm they will provide living costs to match the number of study weeks per year.
Who do I contact if I’m interested in an accelerated degree and want to find out more?
Each degree offering an accelerated route provides specific detail about the programme, its structure and the accelerated study pattern. You can also contact our Student Recruitment Office for more practical advice or to have them arrange contact with the lecturer responsible for your accelerated degree.