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Studied 2 year accelerated course and want to study another course that’s 3 years

Hi, I’m not sure if I’m in the right place to ask this question but I want to know before I start getting my applications and such sorted.

I’ve studied at ACM for the last 2 years (in final year now) on an accelerated course for Music. I haven’t been happy with what I’ve learned on the course, or my experience with it. I don’t feel it’s been challenging, nor has it given me any new lessons, and hasn’t really made me ‘ready’ for the music industry. I’ve found the Popular Music course in BCU, and it looks something that’s more my speed, and a great opportunity. My only worry is that I don’t know if I’ll receive funding for this course’s entirety. I cannot self fund as I’m only 20, and currently am unemployed. This new course will be 3 years, so my total time studying will be 5 years. Would I be able to apply for student finance and receive the funding needed to complete the course?
Original post by ADHDStudent
Hi, I’m not sure if I’m in the right place to ask this question but I want to know before I start getting my applications and such sorted.
I’ve studied at ACM for the last 2 years (in final year now) on an accelerated course for Music. I haven’t been happy with what I’ve learned on the course, or my experience with it. I don’t feel it’s been challenging, nor has it given me any new lessons, and hasn’t really made me ‘ready’ for the music industry. I’ve found the Popular Music course in BCU, and it looks something that’s more my speed, and a great opportunity. My only worry is that I don’t know if I’ll receive funding for this course’s entirety. I cannot self fund as I’m only 20, and currently am unemployed. This new course will be 3 years, so my total time studying will be 5 years. Would I be able to apply for student finance and receive the funding needed to complete the course?

Hi there,

Would you be receiving a qualification for the accelerated course? Or have you already got one? Will you be withdrawing from your current course? Have you studied previously outside your current course at university level?

Thanks, Ross
Reply 2
Original post by Ross SLC
Hi there,
Would you be receiving a qualification for the accelerated course? Or have you already got one? Will you be withdrawing from your current course? Have you studied previously outside your current course at university level?
Thanks, Ross
Hello,
I’ll be receiving a BA(Hons) at the end of this accelerated course. I plan to finish it and graduate in August. I’ve not studied at University level prior to this course.
Original post by ADHDStudent
Hello,
I’ll be receiving a BA(Hons) at the end of this accelerated course. I plan to finish it and graduate in August. I’ve not studied at University level prior to this course.

Thanks for confirming.

Is the new course Undergraduate as well?

Thanks, Ross
Reply 4
Original post by Ross SLC
Thanks for confirming.
Is the new course Undergraduate as well?
Thanks, Ross
Yes, it will be another BA(Hons)
Original post by ADHDStudent
Yes, it will be another BA(Hons)

Hi there,

Every student is entitled to funding for the length of their course plus one additional year, minus any previous study.

If you're completing your current course to gain your degree we can't award finance for another degree, unless its in one of our exception courses. Music isn't a full time exception course.

If you withdraw from your current course after 2 years to start the new one the caculation would be 3+1=4-2=2 years left of finance given in the final years of your new course. This means in year 1 no Tuition Fees, Maintenance Loan and Supplementary Grants if applicable.

Do you have any Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR) why you won't complete your course?

Thanks,
Claire

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