Young Carers of The Mix, we need you! Tell us about your experiences of our services and give yourself a chance to win £50 of Amazon vouchers.

Can you Transfer after completing 1st year of FdA to a BA (Hons) version of the same degree course?

After completing the first year of a FdA degree course, can you transfer to the BA (Hons) version of the course for the 2nd year onwards?

With a FdA degree course the first year matters/counts towards your degree as its a 2 year course but with a BA (Hons) degree course the first year doesn't count.  Do you need a certain grade/%age from the first year of a FdA course in order to transfer onto the BA (Hons) version of the course?  Thanks in advance - asking for my son who is in this predicament.  Or can you point me in the direction of a Body/Institution who can answer my question?  Thanks.


  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 1,237 Fanatical Poster

    This would be better suited in the 'Student' section of the forum, so you can get views from people who may be able to point you in the right direction. I'd also advise your son contacts the university themselves to get a definite resolution.

    Hope you get an answer,
  • EyepatchEyepatch Posts: 389 Rampant Poster
    Hey, I know your post is from a while ago but I noticed it and thought I could help.

    I work open days sometimes at my Uni and we get questions like yours, best thing to do is to book in an interview for your choosen uni via UCAS, as if you were applying for 1st year, then show them your work and mention that you are interested in skipping to second year. If the university doesn't do face to face interviews add in a short paragraph about why you feel skipping first year would be beneficial into your personal statement. 
    When you get your results back, ring up the unis you are interested in and double check that you can start and join the second year class. 
    After that it's also a good idea to find your new tutors emails on the uni website and send them a message. Say the uni is letting you join second year and if there are any term dates or work you need to know about. 
    :) I hope that helps 
    "Sometimes we find ourselves stuck between choosing what is right, and what is easy." 
Sign In or Register to comment.