Need a clarificatiion on ECTS

posted
13-Feb-18, 09:11
edited about 4 seconds later
Avatar for Yerbulan
posted about 3 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 3 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
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Avatar for bewildered
posted about 3 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
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posted about 3 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
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posted about 3 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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