Part-time study options
Credit for previous qualifications
We award credit upon admission for certain qualifications you’ve gained before coming to Stirling. This could shorten the time it will take you to complete your degree.
The most common credit awarded is for prior degrees, HNDs or professional qualifications. Credit is normally at first year University level (SCQF Level 8). Subject-specific credit can be awarded at any level, although normally at the first two years’ University level (SCQF level 8 and 9).
School leavers whose grades and subjects are of a certain level may be able to enter into Year 2 – further information will be on your course page. Students may be able to join in January with partial year credit. If a student has achieved the relevant subjects/grades at A-level or Advanced Higher and are entering at Year 2 they are awarded credit for 6 modules, 120 credits.
Students who hold an existing degree are normally given credit to the equivalent of one year’s study if the degree programme permits.