Transferring universities course second year

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Amber1278
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Hi,

I'm considering transferring universities for my second year as I've just completed my first year. I do childhood studies which is a degree that not many universities have, so would it be possible for me to start on the second year of a similar course this September. I understand that I would need to contact universities specifically but if anyone could share their experiences I would be very grareful. Also, if I am able to start a second year on another course could you give examples of some courses I could look into.

Thank you in advanced
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It's pretty uncommon to be allowed to begin in the second year - most would make you apply as any regular applicant to the first year of the programme. Usually those that do allow it, only consider it in exceptional circumstances and if the programme had largely identical module/course content in the first year. However the only way to know for sure is to contact them.

If you did need to begin from the first year again, this wouldn't really make a signifcant impact as you would still receive finance for the duration of your course - however you would have used up your "gift" year, and so if you had to e.g. retake a year or similar, then you would need to self-finance for that year (for tuition fees - you would still be able to apply for a maintenance loan).
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(Original post by Amber1278)
Hi,

I'm considering transferring universities for my second year as I've just completed my first year. I do childhood studies which is a degree that not many universities have, so would it be possible for me to start on the second year of a similar course this September. I understand that I would need to contact universities specifically but if anyone could share their experiences I would be very grareful. Also, if I am able to start a second year on another course could you give examples of some courses I could look into.

Thank you in advanced
Have a look at this thread - University Transfer FAQ
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1781424

However, transfering to a different course is unlikely to work. You can either transfer to the 2nd year of a very similar course at a different university, or apply for the first year of a different course.

Do you actually want to change university? Or does your current university offer a course you are interested in? ...if so that would be a good place to start.
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It does happen and certain universities are open/ encourage to it but others regard it as exceptional.

Due to the specialism of your degree then I doubt many other courses that arent child development related will accept a transfer.

If you are unhappy with your course them imo start again and find something through clearing. You get a gift year in funding which is for situations like yours. It will be many times more difficult to do if you start your second year.
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