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    I'm a second year IR student at Edinburgh and I can leave at the end of the year with a Diploma in Higher education. I want to apply to study English literature because I don't like my course. I want to just give it a shot with UCL and Durham and if I didn't get in it's no big deal. I can always apply next year. I haven't done A2 English lit, only AS. And my A levels aren't amazing at AABb (but the B was 319/400 and remark didn't help). So Durham's offer is A*AA, I have AABb and no A2 english lit. is there any chance they'll just accept my DipHe instead of A levels? I'm doing English Language and Linguistics as well as Philosophy of Language now. (as outside subjects)
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    You'll need to ask your respective universities. A HE diploma is USUALLY sufficient but depending on the universities criteria.

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    (Original post by Butterfly92xo)
    You'll need to ask your respective universities. A HE diploma is USUALLY sufficient but depending on the universities criteria.

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    thank you
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    Check your funding situation - you might not be entitled to the five years of student finance needed for that plan


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    Jantaculum has a good point about funding. A DipHE is the equivalent of the first two years of a degree. Under the Student Finance ELQ (Equivalent or Lower Qualifications) rule, this automatically means that you wouldn't get any Student Finance for the first two years of a new degree.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    Jantaculum has a good point about funding. A DipHE is the equivalent of the first two years of a degree. Under the Student Finance ELQ (Equivalent or Lower Qualifications) rule, this automatically means that you wouldn't get any Student Finance for the first two years of a new degree.
    That doesn't matter because I'm international. I just don't know if I can use that instead of A levels. I mean I have a levels but AABb and no A2 English lit.
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    Yes. It depends on the school. Some schools love to take a holistic approach at the way they access students.
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    UCL English is very, very competitive. If you can do an English Lit A level then I think you have a good chance, if you can't do it, or don't get an A, you have no chance.
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    If you are a mature student and have several years experience there is a good chance. A DipH is equivalent to a foundation degree (ie a degree without the 'hons' bit) so you have proved that you can study at HE level. Contact the unis you are interested in and have a chat with their admissions team.


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    A DipHE is the runners up prize that you get when you drop out of a degree at the end of year 2 isn't it?

    I would assume that if you had a DipHE you'd be admitted to university.
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    (Original post by Ftmshk)
    If you are a mature student and have several years experience there is a good chance. A DipH is equivalent to a foundation degree (ie a degree without the 'hons' bit) so you have proved that you can study at HE level. Contact the unis you are interested in and have a chat with their admissions team.


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    A degree without the honours bit is surely just an "ordinary degree" isn't it? It's the full degree minus the dissertation ie a BSc instead of a BSc(Hons)

    That's not the same as a foundation degree which is basically a two year degree.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    A degree without the honours bit is surely just an "ordinary degree" isn't it? It's the full degree minus the dissertation ie a BSc instead of a BSc(Hons)

    That's not the same as a foundation degree which is basically a two year degree.
    A degree without honours is a degree with 300 with if credits i.e. a degree without the dissertation.

    A DipHE is 240 credits of a degree comprising years 1 and 2 of an honours degree.
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    (Original post by SuperCat007)
    A degree without honours is a degree with 300 with if credits i.e. a degree without the dissertation.

    A DipHE is 240 credits of a degree comprising years 1 and 2 of an honours degree.
    And a CertHE is 120 credits of a degree awarded to folks that make it through year 1 and then quit.
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    And a CertHE is 120 credits of a degree awarded to folks that make it through year 1 and then quit.
    That is a bit of a generalisation. I didn't quit, I signed up for a CertHE and that's what I did.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    That is a bit of a generalisation. I didn't quit, I signed up for a CertHE and that's what I did.
    Fair enough. That's a bit unusual though. Not many people go for a CertHE as a stand alone qualification.
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    Well I had to do a dissertation for mine. It was quite a while ago though.


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