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    Hi I've just started studying with the OU and I wish to transfer to a brick uni once I have enough credit to, I was wondering once I'm able to transfer into second year could I study marketing or second subject with it???
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    (Original post by gatsby19)
    Hi I've just started studying with the OU and I wish to transfer to a brick uni once I have enough credit to, I was wondering once I'm able to transfer into second year could I study marketing or second subject with it???
    There are two separate questions here:

    1) Can you transfer into the second year of a computing year?

    It's technically possible, but many universities won't accept OU transfer students (especially if they've only done level 1 modules). You need to get in touch with the brick universities you want to transfer into and ask if they accept transfer students, and if they do, whether your OU modules match the brick university first-year modules. If you don't cover the same topics in sufficient depth, they won't accept you. If you can't transfer, would you consider using your OU CertHE to gain admission into a degree and begin from year one?

    2) Can you transfer into the second year of a non-computing degree?

    Definitely not.
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    (Original post by gatsby19)
    Hi I've just started studying with the OU and I wish to transfer to a brick uni once I have enough credit to, I was wondering once I'm able to transfer into second year could I study marketing or second subject with it???
    Unfortunately you will find it next to impossible to transfer direct into second year, more than likely will have to do first year again.

    I did the Computing and IT 120 credits last year with TOU, while Universities accept it inplace of A-levels/acces to higher education, it really doesn't cover the basics at all.

    As an example;

    With The Open University you use Sense (a different variation of Scratch) for drag and dropping blocks Programming (this is to ease people in as the majority of people doing TOU are mature students who never had the priviledge of using languages such as Python in secondary school), in brick Universities you use syntax such as Java in the first year.

    Also the main module (60 credit TU100) is mostly geared towards getting your academic writing up to speed, whereas the smaller credit modules in brick uni's tend to be much more specialised.

    If you choose the advanced math module instead of MU123 for first year then this will make you desirable to prominent Uni's for first year entry IF you get a good mark (As an example Sheffield turned me down stating that MU123 doesn't provide the expected knowledge that people get from A-levels, if I had chosen the other optional math module then they said that was more inline with applicant requirements).

    But again even all this is only for first year entry.
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    Did you get funding in the end? I remember reading that you were appealing.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Did you get funding in the end? I remember reading that you were appealing.
    Yes my funding all got accepted eventually, took a while though!!

    It appears funding with equiv level is subjective and open to interpretation depending on who assess's it from what I've read
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    Hi yes ive just recieved my study pack which includes the senseboard im also doing a second subject in business may i ask did study TU100?? did you also complete the course in one academic year? as ive heard it messes up with funding otherwise.

    Last thing i understand that the chances of me entering second year is ZERO but could i study something like Digital Marketing/PR even if that means doing first year again??

    Many Thanks

    (Original post by loooopppyyy)
    Unfortunately you will find it next to impossible to transfer direct into second year, more than likely will have to do first year again.

    I did the Computing and IT 120 credits last year with TOU, while Universities accept it inplace of A-levels/acces to higher education, it really doesn't cover the basics at all.

    As an example;

    With The Open University you use Sense (a different variation of Scratch) for drag and dropping blocks Programming (this is to ease people in as the majority of people doing TOU are mature students who never had the priviledge of using languages such as Python in secondary school), in brick Universities you use syntax such as Java in the first year.

    Also the main module (60 credit TU100) is mostly geared towards getting your academic writing up to speed, whereas the smaller credit modules in brick uni's tend to be much more specialised.

    If you choose the advanced math module instead of MU123 for first year then this will make you desirable to prominent Uni's for first year entry IF you get a good mark (As an example Sheffield turned me down stating that MU123 doesn't provide the expected knowledge that people get from A-levels, if I had chosen the other optional math module then they said that was more inline with applicant requirements).

    But again even all this is only for first year entry.
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    Hi thanks for the response so i undertsand that its impossible to transfer second year but once ive completed this course could i transfer into first year of a non computing degree like: Digital Marketing/PR??
    (Original post by Snufkin)
    There are two separate questions here:

    1) Can you transfer into the second year of a computing year?

    It's technically possible, but many universities won't accept OU transfer students (especially if they've only done level 1 modules). You need to get in touch with the brick universities you want to transfer into and ask if they accept transfer students, and if they do, whether your OU modules match the brick university first-year modules. If you don't cover the same topics in sufficient depth, they won't accept you. If you can't transfer, would you consider using your OU CertHE to gain admission into a degree and begin from year one?

    2) Can you transfer into the second year of a non-computing degree?

    Definitely not.
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    (Original post by gatsby19)
    Hi yes ive just recieved my study pack which includes the senseboard im also doing a second subject in business may i ask did study TU100?? did you also complete the course in one academic year? as ive heard it messes up with funding otherwise.

    Last thing i understand that the chances of me entering second year is ZERO but could i study something like Digital Marketing/PR even if that means doing first year again??

    Many Thanks
    Yes I did it all in one year,. which is why I managed to get funding still.

    The advantage of doing this is if you get a good mark, regardless of whether you have any A-levels (I don't), good Universities will still look at you for first year entries.
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    (Original post by gatsby19)
    Hi thanks for the response so i undertsand that its impossible to transfer second year but once ive completed this course could i transfer into first year of a non computing degree like: Digital Marketing/PR??
    You need to email the admission tutors and ask them whether a CertHE in computing (be specific about which modules you're doing) would satisfy the admission requirements for a digital marketing/PR degree.
 
 
 
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