I have had to drop out of my university due to personal issues and will be applying for credit transfer next year. I am aware that I will definitely be able to transfer to the Open Degree at least, however, I would rather have a named degree as I think it may limit me applying for secondary teacher training.
I was wondering what your thoughts are on my chances of being accepted onto BA (Hons) History opposed to just BA (Hons) Open Degree. Are the modules I have already studied likely to be accepted? Alternatively, as some of my modules are literature-related could they offer be History and English, or another degree I am not aware of?
- Module 1: American history up until the Civil War
- Module 2: How to master the skills required to study history at university
- Module 3: American history from the Civil War until the present
- Module 4: Builds up on historiographical skills learned in Module 2
- Module 5: Generic American Studies module with a focus on theorists
- Module 6: Same as Module 5 but a continuation for second semester
- Module 1: History of the U.S. Supreme Court and its role on American history
- Module 2: America's role in the Vietnam War
- Module 3: America's role in the Cold War
- Module 4: The civil rights movement in the U.S.
- Module 5: The American Revolution
- Module 6: The history of American music and role of it in society
I am concerned that the 3 modules in bold will not be accepted for the History credit transfer as it isn't pure history and features various elements. If this is not accepted for a credit transfer then I will have to take the Open Degree which could limit my future career prospects.
- Do you think I could get a credit transfer to history based on the above?
- If not, is there any other subjects you think I could get accepted onto instead of Open Degree?
- Finally: everyone who applies for credit transfer gets offered a place on the Open Degree (providing they have the credits), right?
When can you expect yours?