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    Hi,

    I am currently doing the BSc (Hons) Computing and IT degree with the open university:
    http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q62-s

    At the moment I am working full time and planned to do 60 credits a year resulting in a 6 year coruse, but after trying to OU I feel I would prefer to study full time and complete my degree in half the time.

    The only issue being money, as a distant learner I am not entitleed to any funding apart from cost of coruse, but with a mortgage, bills and a car to fund it would be impossible to study 120 credits a year with the OU.

    I have considered a brick university, such as Brunel as I live in close proximity and being a mature student (albeit 25!!).

    My question is, would it be possible to complete stage 1 at the OU (planned for April 19), then transfer these credits to Brunel and start from Stage 2 there, resulting in only 2 further years of study at Brunel.
    Considered coruse at Brunel:
    http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/underg...ngineering-BSc

    I apolgies for my lack of knowledge in this area, I am new to the university relam and have no one that would really be able to help, Google just returns all sorts of contradicting information about distance learning & maintenance fees etc.

    I have also contacted Brunel but they did not provide my help other than I would need to apply to UCAS.


    Any advise about possible credit transfer or distance learning funding to a completly clueless person would be greatly appricated, so I can study for a degree and not end up in a cardboard box!
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    (Original post by IT18)
    My question is, would it be possible to complete stage 1 at the OU (planned for April 19), then transfer these credits to Brunel and start from Stage 2 there, resulting in only 2 further years of study at Brunel.
    Considered coruse at Brunel:
    http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/underg...ngineering-BSc
    There isn't a yes/no answer - it depends on the university. Most unis won't consider OU transfers if they've only done level 1 credits, but some do, you need to ask Brunel. Who did you speak to when you contacted them? The best people to ask would be the Computer Science department.

    Maintenance loans will be available to part-time students from this year, and to distance-learning students (including the Open University) from 2019. Another option is Birkbeck College, University of London - they offer full-time and part-time degrees, but all the teaching takes place in the evening so you could continue to work throughout your studies: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/course_se...omputer&lvl=ug
 
 
 
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