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Hi,

I have emailed a few universities but they seem to be taking a long time to reply, so I thought asking on here would be a good option.

I am currently doing a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies. The course is 2 years long, and at the end of which I will have two thirds of my overall degree. Therefore I will have completed the first 2 years of university. I then plan on completing a top up year/ degree to receive my full BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies. HOWEVER.. I am currently completing my FdA at home but wish to go away and get the Uni expereince a.s.a.p e.g. living in halls etc. I wish to become a teacher and so I know this will be possible when completing my PGCE because I can go away then. Although, I have found out that many universities offer these top up years and discovered that quite a few of these will accept external students, in other words I can complete my foundation degree here, then go away for my third year and PGCE. My Questions therefore are below:

  • If I was to do the above, does anyone know if in general, I could be given Univeristy accomodation for my top up degree which I would do on a full-time basis?
  • Secondly, would I graduate as normal at the University I completed my Top up at, considering I would have completed the majority of my degree at a different university?
  • And finally.. as mentioned I am doing an FdA in Childhood Studies, but a lot of universities only offer top up degrees in Early Childhood Studies (which I am also interested in) Furthermore what would the name of my overall degree be? Would it be combined honours since I would have two thirds in Childhood Studies and a third in Early Years, or would it still be classed as a BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, and I could just mention to future employers that I completed modules in Early Years as well as P.E since this is what my Foundation specialises in?
  • + If you know of any Uni's offering top up years would be kind enough to say, as mentioned I already know a few but would be good to see if any mentioned are different. Thanks.


I hope I have made sense and appreciate these questions may not be answered in one go, however if anybody does know what I am on about it!.. it would be great to hear what you know.

Many Thanks

BA1234
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(Original post by BA1234)
Hi,

I have emailed a few universities but they seem to be taking a long time to reply, so I thought asking on here would be a good option.

I am currently doing a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies. The course is 2 years long, and at the end of which I will have two thirds of my overall degree. Therefore I will have completed the first 2 years of university. I then plan on completing a top up year/ degree to receive my full BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies. HOWEVER.. I am currently completing my FdA at home but wish to go away and get the Uni expereince a.s.a.p e.g. living in halls etc. I wish to become a teacher and so I know this will be possible when completing my PGCE because I can go away then. Although, I have found out that many universities offer these top up years and discovered that quite a few of these will accept external students, in other words I can complete my foundation degree here, then go away for my third year and PGCE. My Questions therefore are below:

  • If I was to do the above, does anyone know if in general, I could be given Univeristy accomodation for my top up degree which I would do on a full-time basis?
  • Secondly, would I graduate as normal at the University I completed my Top up at, considering I would have completed the majority of my degree at a different university?
  • And finally.. as mentioned I am doing an FdA in Childhood Studies, but a lot of universities only offer top up degrees in Early Childhood Studies (which I am also interested in) Furthermore what would the name of my overall degree be? Would it be combined honours since I would have two thirds in Childhood Studies and a third in Early Years, or would it still be classed as a BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, and I could just mention to future employers that I completed modules in Early Years as well as P.E since this is what my Foundation specialises in?
  • + If you know of any Uni's offering top up years would be kind enough to say, as mentioned I already know a few but would be good to see if any mentioned are different. Thanks.


I hope I have made sense and appreciate these questions may not be answered in one go, however if anybody does know what I am on about it!.. it would be great to hear what you know.

Many Thanks

BA1234
You get the same rights as full time degree students so you can apply for accommodation. You would graduate as normal. Your foundation degree and top up degree are considered as different and separate qualification.

Also you can apply for the second or third year on degrees that you are interested through UCAS. So you don't only have to apply for Top Up degree only. Any more questions, I would answer it.

Source: Edge hill university

I am going to do a foundation degree so I called the universities that I applied to get better idea of the qualification. Good luck.
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Hi,

Thank you, thats really helpful.

Could you just clarify what you mean about applying for second or third years through UCAS? I have also found out that I could transfer onto the second year full time degree in Childhood Studies at a different university, if thats what you mean? It is an option for me, but I'm not sure if I will do this because it would mean settling into a group of people who would have already known each other for a year, and therefore for the sake of a few more months, I would probably just finish my foundation.

Good luck with your foundation too
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Hiya can someone please tell me how you calculate you degree if you only done a top up. I know its only your 3rd year grades that are taken into account but how is this calculated. I have been told that you take your 4 best grades that total 100 credits and divide by 4. Is this true?
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Did u work out how to calculate top up year to work out classification
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