Need a clarificatiion on ECTS

posted
13-Feb-18, 09:11
edited about 4 seconds later
Avatar for Yerbulan
posted about 10 months ago
I think I already know the answer to this question, but thought to check just in case. A PhD program I am applying for has minimum requirements for ECTS. This is what it says:

'A masters degree worth 240 ECTS is required.'

This is an interesting choice of words. I am guessing what it means is my bachelors+masters should be worth at least 240 ECTS, right? Surely, they can't be asking people to somehow earn 240 ECTS only during their Masters.

I will appreciate any input on this. Thank you!
posted
13-Feb-18, 21:05
edited about 32 minutes later
by helebon
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posted about 10 months ago
Hi,

It might be that they are asking for 240 ECTS from an integrated master's (a masters with outside assessed work attracts more credits). This may be a professional accreditation.

The following page from Imperial College has a bit about ECTS:
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/courses/our-degrees/ects/


Perhaps it could be worth asking the university to clarify.
posted
14-Feb-18, 13:58
edited about 16 seconds later
Avatar for bewildered
posted about 10 months ago
A 2 year European masters has 240 ECTS. Sometimes they'll accept a UK 180 ECTS masters though - it's worth asking.
posted
14-Feb-18, 16:22
edited about 6 seconds later
Avatar for chaotic1328
posted about 10 months ago
Quote From bewildered:
A 2 year European masters has 240 ECTS. Sometimes they'll accept a UK 180 ECTS masters though - it's worth asking.


Most UK one-year taught Master's have only 90 ECTS (180 UK Credits, and normally 10 UK credits = 5 ECTS). So not sure how that'll work.
posted
14-Feb-18, 17:18
Avatar for bewildered
posted about 10 months ago
yes sorry - ignore I forgot to divide by two. Then logically they might be referring to a four year undergraduate Masters as that's the only combo that would easily add up to 240 ECTS.

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