Rules about Recognition of other learning (ROL)
There are specific rules relating to recognition of other learning (ROL).
A) Limitations on maximum amounts of credits that can be used as ROL
Depending what course you are taking, there are rules about how many credits of ROL you can have and at which stages. More details about these rules can be found in the Limitations on ROL section of the Quality Manual.
B) ROL limitations for those sponsored on student visas:
ROL sits outside of our policy for immigration sponsorship, as confirmed in our limitations on immigration sponsorship policy.
The policy is linked here: Limitations on immigration sponsorship and endorsement
C) Impact of ROL on tuition fees
Tuition fees are calculated on the basis of the number of credits studied and therefore ROL has an impact on tuition fees charged. More information can be found in the ‘Part-time and part-course students and non-award bearing study’ section (section 5.5) of the Tuition Fee Regulations for the year that you are studying.
D) ROL limitations in relation to funding:
It is recommended that you seek financial advice before proceeding in cases of individual credit reduction through ROL. More information can be found here:
For PGT courses - Student Loans for Postgraduate Masters students from the Student Loans Company
For PGR courses - Student Loans from the SLC* for Doctoral students
Quality Manual - recognition of other learning