You must verify how many credits your home institution expects you to receive while on exchange and that the modules you choose are transferable to your degree course.
Most one-semester modules at Westminster are worth 15 UK Credits. Students at Westminster usually take four modules per semester, or the equivalent of 120 UK credits per academic year.
ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, was developed to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing academic merits and transferring them from one institution to another. Your ECTS Learning Agreement is the contract between you, your home institution and the University of Westminster about what you can study while on exchange.
|Workload||Westminster credits||Equivalent ECTS credits|
|Academic year||120 credits (8 modules)*||60 credits|
|One semester||60 credits (4 modules)||30 credits|
|One module||15 credits||7.5 ECTS credits|
Please check with your home institution how Westminster credits will transfer to your home degree.
Please note: if you require a student visa to study in the UK you must take a minimum of 52.5 UK credits per semester (normally four modules) to comply with immigration regulations. It is not possible to take more than four classes, which is a full course load.