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I in the second term of a 2 year extended full time fine-art MA. Is there an option to change the course to a similar one at the same or different University? It might not be possible to transfer credit.
Is this at all possible with an MA loan?
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I in the second term of a 2 year extended full time fine-art MA. Is there an option to change the course to a similar one at the same or different University? It might not be possible to transfer credit.
Is this at all possible with an MA loan?
Hi, it's not possible to transfer credits or start a new course, our guidance states:

All applicants must be undertaking a full stand alone master's course and not a partial master's course requiring a lesser number of credits as a result of undertaking a previous course. Therefore, they can't transfer credits from a previous course to their master's as this would count as Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and this would mean the course is no longer eligible for a PGM. They therefore must be enrolled on a full master's course to be eligible to receive the PGM.

You can transfer to a different course though, our guidance states:

Students can transfer between eligible postgraduate master's MA courses OR between eligible PHD courses and remain eligible for PGM/PGD as long as the student's previous course has not ended and they have not withdrawn from their course. This rule applies when the student either transfers:

to a different course at the same HE provider,
to a different course at a different HE provider; or
to the same course at a different HE provider


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Hi, it's not possible to transfer credits or start a new course, our guidance states:

All applicants must be undertaking a full stand alone master's course and not a partial master's course requiring a lesser number of credits as a result of undertaking a previous course. Therefore, they can't transfer credits from a previous course to their master's as this would count as Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and this would mean the course is no longer eligible for a PGM. They therefore must be enrolled on a full master's course to be eligible to receive the PGM.

You can transfer to a different course though, our guidance states:

Students can transfer between eligible postgraduate master's MA courses OR between eligible PHD courses and remain eligible for PGM/PGD as long as the student's previous course has not ended and they have not withdrawn from their course. This rule applies when the student either transfers:

to a different course at the same HE provider,
to a different course at a different HE provider; or
to the same course at a different HE provider


Thanks, Isaac

Great, thank you for answering.
Could you please clarify, what "transferring", means practically, and how does it differ from "changing a course"?

I am doing in the second term of the first year of a 2 year MA - would I need to "jump" into a similar stage on another course?
What if they require me to complete the terms I've missed?
I have 4, out of a total 6 terms left. What if the other course requires me to complete 6 terms of their course, or 3 (if its a one year course), will it interfere with my eligibility, or if I cannot "jump" in, but need to start again next academic year?

Second question: the reason why I am considering transferring is that I have pre-existing mental health condition, and the way the subject is taught is impacting it negatively. Would there be an exception because of that?
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Great, thank you for answering.
Could you please clarify, what "transferring", means practically, and how does it differ from "changing a course"?

I am doing in the second term of the first year of a 2 year MA - would I need to "jump" into a similar stage on another course?
What if they require me to complete the terms I've missed?
I have 4, out of a total 6 terms left. What if the other course requires me to complete 6 terms of their course, or 3 (if its a one year course), will it interfere with my eligibility, or if I cannot "jump" in, but need to start again next academic year?

Second question: the reason why I am considering transferring is that I have pre-existing mental health condition, and the way the subject is taught is impacting it negatively. Would there be an exception because of that?
Good morning,
Transferring would be if you are not starting a fresh brand new course. You would only be considered transferring if your university contacts us to confirm you are transferring courses.

If you wanted to start a new course from the beginning and receive funding again then that is only possible if you can provide Compelling Personal Reasons evidence http://ow.ly/MsMM30pjjOm

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