Accreditation of prior learning allows us to give you credit for any previous study at undergraduate level if you’ve left your course before completing it.
It may be possible for us to give you credit for any modules you passed in your previous course as long as there is sufficient unit match with the course you want to study at Durham, and you left your previous university in ‘good academic standing’.
If you’ve studied at another university and would like to apply to Durham then you’ll need to apply through UCAS.
All of our courses will accept transfers from other universities into Year 1 and many will accept transfers into Year 2, all of which will be looked at on a case-by-case basis (in competition with all other ‘on-time’ applications we receive), depending on the course you have studied elsewhere and whether the modules you have studied meet our pre-requisites. Transfers into Years 3 or 4 of any of our courses is not possible.
As well as considering your current course, we normally expect you to have achieved the entry requirements for the course you are applying for. These can be found on our courses database here.
In exceptional cases, we may be able to consider you if you’ve narrowly missed the entry requirements if:
If you are leaving your current course or if you left a previous course due to academic failure, we would only be able to consider your application if there was evidence of special circumstances affecting your studies. For more information on this, please see our good standing regulations.
We are happy to provide advice and guidance before you make an application if you Ask Us. If you are interested in applying for Year 2 entry then we strongly recommend you to contact us before you make an application.
The following Departments will not consider transfers into Year 2 of their courses:
If you have studied at another university or are currently studying at another university, please include the following information in your application:
You must include all information about your current or previous study on your application.
If you have any further questions about transferring to Durham, please Ask Us.