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Transfer students - advanced entry

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 for advanced entry directly into the second or third year of one of our undergraduate degree courses.

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 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 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.

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