Levels of Study

1.3. What are the levels of study within an Undergraduate programme?

As you progress through your Undergraduate programme, you will undertake levels of study that will introduce you to increasingly complex concepts.  You will need to demonstrate the ability to learn and apply these concepts at each level and will be taught how to do this as part of your programme.

Levels are part of a national Higher Education framework that sets the standards for the different types of qualification and awards. Undergraduate levels are Levels 4-6 (see Fig. 3). Some Undergraduate programmes include additional levels of study.  For example, the Foundation Year, which is non-credit bearing, is Level 0, and an Integrated Master’s includes Level 7 modules.

In most cases, you must complete a level before progressing to a higher level.

Learn more about progression in Chapter 3 if you registered from September 2017, or in Chapter 4 if you registered before September 2017.

Typical years of study for full-time degree programmes
  1st Year  2nd Year  3rd Year  4th Year  5th Year 
3-year Undergraduate degree Level 4 Level 5 Level 6    
4-year Undergraduate degree including a foundation year Level 0* Level 4 Level 5 Level 6  
4-year Undergraduate degree with placement or year aboard Level 4 Level 5  Placement / year abroad  Level 6   
5-year Undergraduate degree including a Foundation Year and placement or year abroad Level 0* Level 4 Level 5 Placement / year abroad Level 6
1-year Top-up Degree Level 6        
2-year Foundation Degree Level 4 Level 5      
Apprenticeship Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 End Point Assessment will take place in alignment to professional requirements  
Integrated Master's Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7  
Integrated Master's with Foundation Year Level 0 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7
Accelerated Degree Level 4/5 Level 5/6      
FIG.3: TYPICAL YEARS OF STUDY FOR FULL-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Typical years of study for full-time degree programmes
  1st Year  2nd Year  3rd Year  4th Year  5th Year 
3-year Undergraduate degree Level 4 Level 5 Level 6    
4-year Undergraduate degree including a Foundation Year Level 0* Level 4 Level 5 Level 6  
4-year Undergraduate degree with placement or year abroad Level 4 Level 5  Placement / year abroad  Level 6   
5-year Undergraduate degree including a Foundation Year and placement or year abroad Level 0* Level 4 Level 5 Placement / year abroad Level 6
1-year Top-up Degree Level 6        
2-year Foundation Degree Level 4 Level 5      
Apprenticeship Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 End Point Assessment*  
Integrated Master's Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7  
Integrated Master's with Foundation Year Level 0 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7
Accelerated Degree Level 4/5 Level 5/6      

 *will take place in alignment with professional requirements


 

 

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