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Changing course after 3 years

I'm currently on a 3 year Biology course with an additional year abroad and I'm currently near the end of my second year and set to study abroad in my next year. I'm thinking about maybe changing courses as I can't really see myself enjoying working in this field and I'm thinking of switching to architecture (3 yr BA) but I'd have to restart for year 1. From what I've read, if I complete the 3 years in the biology degree I'd only be funded for one year. But I've also read that I can still receive maintenance, (I currently receive full maintenance + bursary) so could I pay tuition fees using maintenance? Also if I were to do a masters in architecture would this also be funded fully as I've read that it is counted under undergraduate funding? Also, how would my degree title change as I would have already completed 3 yrs in biology at 2:1 or higher? Also would I be able to do a credit replacing year abroad to decrease tuition fee costs in the architecture course?
Original post by macaronichez
I'm currently on a 3 year Biology course with an additional year abroad and I'm currently near the end of my second year and set to study abroad in my next year. I'm thinking about maybe changing courses as I can't really see myself enjoying working in this field and I'm thinking of switching to architecture (3 yr BA) but I'd have to restart for year 1. From what I've read, if I complete the 3 years in the biology degree I'd only be funded for one year. But I've also read that I can still receive maintenance, (I currently receive full maintenance + bursary) so could I pay tuition fees using maintenance? Also if I were to do a masters in architecture would this also be funded fully as I've read that it is counted under undergraduate funding? Also, how would my degree title change as I would have already completed 3 yrs in biology at 2:1 or higher? Also would I be able to do a credit replacing year abroad to decrease tuition fee costs in the architecture course?

Hi there,

Do you hold any qualifications currently? Do you have any other previous study? Would your new course be Full time? Was your previous study full time?

Thanks,
Claire
Original post by Claire SFE
Hi there,
Do you hold any qualifications currently? Do you have any other previous study? Would your new course be Full time? Was your previous study full time?
Thanks,
Claire
I've only done my current biology degree and it is full time and I will probably do the new course full time as well. So no previous degrees.
Hi macaronichez,

If you have 2 years of previous study on your current Biology course you would need to self fund the 1st year of your new course. You would not receive a tuition fee loan but would still be eligible for a maintenance loan. You can use the maintenance loan as you wish but the purpose of it is to cover your living costs.

What is the name of the course and university that you are thinking of studying?

You would need to discuss with your university how your degree title would change and if you can transfer credits.

Thanks,
Calum
Hi I'm thinking of changing to BA (Hons) Architecture
Original post by macaronichez
Hi I'm thinking of changing to BA (Hons) Architecture

It's very unlikely you'd be able to transfer credits from a biology course to an architecture course. There won't be any overlap.
Original post by macaronichez
Hi I'm thinking of changing to BA (Hons) Architecture

Hi there,

Have you spoken to your university if you can transfer credits?

Thanks,
Claire

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