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What is syllabus information?

An academic transcript gives the title of each module that you completed but when we ask for syllabus information it is because we need more detail than this. Syllabus information provides a description of the topics and subjects you covered in each module and the learning outcomes you were expected to achieve on completion. This is normally about 1 or 2 paragraphs for each module but can be more detailed.

Syllabus information can sometimes be found on your previous institution’s website or in the student handbook provided when you studied, or you may need to contact your former institution and ask them to provide it. Syllabus information must relate to content of the module or course at the time you studied.

In what circumstances is syllabus information required?

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If you have any queries about applying for credit transfer please feel free to contact us using the link below.

Please try to include:

  • which qualification you completed
  • the organisation you completed it through
  • when you completed it
  • which OU qualification you would like to transfer to

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