8. Credits and exemptions

8.1. Credits

8.1.1. 120 level C credits will be awarded to a student who satisfies the entry requirement of the award.

8.1.2. Each module passed at BSc (Hons) in Financial Services and Associateship level equates to 30 credits.

8.1.3. To achieve the award the student must gain a total of 360 credits.

8.2. Exemptions

8.2.1. Exemptions will be considered in accordance with ifs University College Code of Practice for Accreditation of Prior Learning.

8.3. Transferring passes in Associateship modules to the BSc (Hons) in Financial Services and Associateship

8.3.1. These arrangements apply to students who registered for a BSc (Hons) in Financial Service and Associateship course of study commencing on or before November 2003.

8.3.2. Students with four or fewer passes in Associateship modules gained before the May 1997 examination sitting must pass at least four BSc/Associateship modules within the six-year time limit for the UoM programme to gain a total of eight passes.

8.3.3. There are restrictions on which subjects students with four or fewer Associateship passes need to pass in order to achieve BSc/Associateship:

  • all students must take the module Marketing (previously Marketing Management or Strategic Marketing Management).
  • students must pass any outstanding core module.

8.3.4. Students with five, six or seven Associateship passes gained in the examinations before May 1997, also need to pass a further four BSc/Associateship modules.

8.3.5. There are restrictions on which modules members with five, six or seven Associateship passes need to pass in order to achieve BSc/Associateship:

  • all students must take the module Marketing (previously Marketing Management or Strategic Marketing Management).
  • students must pass any outstanding core modules.
  • students may retake modules that they have previously passed, or were exempted from, provided their final examination record shows passes in eight different modules.

8.3.6. Only passes achieved under the BSc (Hons) in Financial Services and Associateship programme will normally be used to determine the final degree classification.

8.4. Top-up route

8.4.1. Existing Associates of The Chartered Institute of Bankers or The Chartered Insurance Institute can top up their qualification to the BSc (Hons) in Financial Services by successfully completing the four core modules, adhering to the restrictions and time limits pertaining to the award.

8.4.2. Students undertaking the Top-up route may not claim exemptions.