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01-07-2008, 18:46   #1
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Level 7 to Level 8 degree

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I did a diploma back in the 90's and then another two years to a pass degree.

Still waiting for Trinity to confirm but it looks like my degree is now considered a level 7 degree.

I want to do a post-grad that needs a level 8 degree to be considered.

Was talking to my sister in law and she thinks there are courses one can do to progress from a level 7 to level 8 degree.

Anyone know of any of these. Its a business and IT degree.

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01-07-2008, 21:04   #2
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Was talking to my sister in law and she thinks there are courses one can do to progress from a level 7 to level 8 degree.
Absolutely. Most, if not all, Institutes of Technology operate this way - you do a Level 7 Ordinary degree, then another year for a Level 8 (honours) degree.

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02-07-2008, 14:46   #3
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Thanks Tom

Will check their websites
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02-07-2008, 14:48   #4
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Thanks Tom

Will check their websites. Just one other question, are there standalone modules I could cover or do I have to continue the degree.

I have not worked in IT in years and the Internet was called the Super Highway last time I was in College
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You could also try the Open University (www.open.ac.uk), they would use your level 7 degree as a credit transfer so you could get an honours degree in around a year.
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does anyone know where i can see a list of what degree/diploma corresponds to what level? for example i have a Bachelor of Arts from the UK. i think it's a level 7 but not sure. searched online but can't find anything.
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i had to contact the college and they told me. Don't think there is a list unfortunately
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Hi, though my question fit in under this catagory quite nicely.
I have a level 7 ordinary BSc is Computing and I'm looking to get it up to a level 8 degree. The thing is I'd like to do it in a slightly different area of computing to what I did previously, I presume I can do this in one year? I can't seem to see too many courses for a higher degree that our just one year though, they all start from the begining and are four years long. Do one year honours degree courses excist? Could I start in the final year of one of these 4 yr courses, or would I have to go back to the begining because its a slightly different area?
Sorry, I get so confused with all this kind of stuff, think I'll be visiting my previous college guidence counselor soon but would like to have a bit of info going in.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
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Thats pretty much what I am doing. I did a BSC in Computers (pass). Looked at going back to the college I did the course in and they could give me some exemptions but certainly could not complete it in a year.

I also had a look at Dublin Business School but it looked like it would take two years with them.

In the end I opted for a Open Degree from the Open University for a number of reasons.

Firstly I can do two level 3 modules and have an honours degree. You could do two modules in one year but the OU strongly advice you not to and I think they are right. I am finding even one module a heavy workload.

I decided not to do computer subjects because its a long time since i worked in that area.

You could send a transcript of your results to the Open University and see what you would need for an honours computer degree.

Any questions give me a shout
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does anyone know where i can see a list of what degree/diploma corresponds to what level? for example i have a Bachelor of Arts from the UK. i think it's a level 7 but not sure. searched online but can't find anything.
If your degree is a BA and not a BA (hons), then it's a level 7 pass degree and you won't be able to do postgraduate courses until you bring it up to a level 8 honours degree.
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If your degree is a BA and not a BA (hons), then it's a level 7 pass degree and you won't be able to do postgraduate courses until you bring it up to a level 8 honours degree.
the course was a BA(hons), which I've since established is equal to Level 8, so you're right when you say that a standard BA is level 7.
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