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    Transfer students

    If you have achieved a Foundation Degree, CertHE, DipHE, HND or a number of modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, we may be able to offer you the opportunity to enter directly into the second or third year of one of our undergraduate degree courses. We call this process credit transfer.

    We also have a large number of articulation agreements that allow the transfer of credit from specific programme/s at another institution, to advanced standing and credit towards specific programmes at Middlesex. This includes a number of global partners such as Pearson/Edexcel, Aptech and ABE and many more. You can see the full list of these partners here.

    Points of entry

    Numerous factors are considered when assessing your suitability for credit transfer and the following table is a general guide to the appropriate entry point for a sample of qualifications. Please note that Bachelors degrees (i.e. BSc and BA) are equivalent to 360 Middlesex University credits or 180 ECTS credits under the European credit transfer and accumulation system:

    Required qualifications for the following points of entry

    Year 2

    • 120 Mdx Credits
    • 60 ECTS Credits
    • HNC
    • CertHE

    Year 3

    • 240 Mdx Credits
    • 120 ECTS Credits
    • FdA and FdSc
    • HND
    • DipHE


    Most of our undergraduate courses accept entrants onto the second and third year. In addition, we offer a number of top-up courses which cover the third year of a Bachelors course and are specifically designed for applicants wishing to progress from HND, Foundation degree or following the second year of a standard Bachelors course.

    Your suitability for credit transfer onto one of our courses will be assessed on an individual basis by our academics and based on consideration of the following:

    1. Compatibility of the learning outcomes of your previous study with that of the Middlesex University course/ modules.
    2. Your academic achievement – the grades on the transcripts for your HE level credits will be particularly significant.
    3. Academic reference and personal statement.
    4. The presence of an articulation and/or progression agreement between Middlesex University and your previous institution.
    5. All applicants must also meet the standard undergraduate entry criteria for Middlesex University.

    If we are not able to offer you offer you a place on your programme of choice, we will automatically consider offering you an alternative course if possible.

    Where a course offers recognition by a professional body, such recognition may not extend to students entering at an advanced point of entry unless the professional body accepts the prior qualification as meeting their requirements.

    What if I don't have enough credits to start in the year I want to?

    Students must successfully complete 360 credits to achieve a bachelor's degree (BA or BSc). Normally students entering the second or third year of an undergraduate programme will have already acquired 120 or 240 credits respectively. However we try our best to accommodate individuals with credit deficits by tailoring your programme accordingly.

    How can I gain more credits?

    This can be done by:

    • Completing additional modules at our Summer School. There is one condition – you can only make up 30 credits in each year of Summer School and so one attendance period may not be sufficient to make up your deficit.
    • Studying a further 30 credit year long module alongside your main course.
    • Studying the necessary number of 30 credit modules on a part time basis before or after attending the main body of the course.
    • The Admissions Team will be able to offer further advice on your study option. Please note that the programme leader will need to be consulted for advice regarding the appropriate mode of study and module selection.

    When can I start?

    At Middlesex University we have two enrolment periods: September and January and we accept the bulk of our applicants for credit transfer for September entry. Our programme offering for credit transfer to January is very limited.

    Middlesex teaches year-long modules and therefore entry mid-year is not usually permitted. However a small range of courses will be available for January entry.


    Applications for full time undergraduate study for September entry is through UCAS. If you want to apply for one of our January start programmes, then please use our direct application form.

    If you are an international students based overseas, please contact your local regional office for advice and guidance.  

    Please ensure that your application is completed in full, inlcude copies of your full official transcript, syllabus and academic reference and then forward them to:

    Admissions, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT, UK, email: or your nearest regional office.

    What next?

    Once in receipt of the supporting documentation, your application may be sent to the course leader for a consideration. Please note that your application cannot be considered without the full documentation. Failure to provide these will delay the progress of your application and ultimately can result in its withdrawal.

    If you are made an offer, you will be invited to one of our open days where you can meet staff and students and have a look around your campus and its facilities.

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