Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Putting FutureLearn MOOC on UCAS form? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    So my UCAS is ready to go off but it's been sent back and I've been recommended to put my MOOC on my qualifications as I've talked about it in my personal statement. Trouble is I can't fit the title of the MOOC on the qualification title bit as there's a character limit neither can I put the university which is awarding it in the awarding body bit as it only allows one word. Any ideas?

    Thank you
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,

    This is anecdotal but I hope it helps, I wouldn't say it is necessary to put it on your qualifications if you've talked about it in your personal statement as chances are you'll be asked about it in your interview if the universities you've applied to interview.

    I've had two interviews so far and both of them asked about MOOCs that I put on my personal statement and it was a good conversation starter so it's good it's in there.

    As it is a MOOC I'm not sure that universities will take it into account as it is good you've done outside learning but the qualification isn't as solid as most. Or necessarily certifiable that you completed yourself

    TL;DR I'd leave it out it won't change your life if it's in your PS already
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Thediplomat56)
    Hi,

    This is anecdotal but I hope it helps, I wouldn't say it is necessary to put it on your qualifications if you've talked about it in your personal statement as chances are you'll be asked about it in your interview if the universities you've applied to interview.

    I've had two interviews so far and both of them asked about MOOCs that I put on my personal statement and it was a good conversation starter so it's good it's in there.

    As it is a MOOC I'm not sure that universities will take it into account as it is good you've done outside learning but the qualification isn't as solid as most. Or necessarily certifiable that you completed yourself

    TL;DR I'd leave it out it won't change your life if it's in your PS already

    Ok cheers. Figured a way to put it in now actually!
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by Dominosh)
    So my UCAS is ready to go off but it's been sent back and I've been recommended to put my MOOC on my qualifications as I've talked about it in my personal statement. Trouble is I can't fit the title of the MOOC on the qualification title bit as there's a character limit neither can I put the university which is awarding it in the awarding body bit as it only allows one word. Any ideas?

    Thank you
    A MOOC is not a formal qualification (unless you've paid for a certificate of completion) and so shouldn't be listed in the education section of your application.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dominosh)
    Ok cheers. Figured a way to put it in now actually!
    I know this is an old thread but if you're still on tsr, how did you manage to fit it in?
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.