Learning at Work

Course Structure

Degree courses in the UK are assembled from units of study that are credit rated by quantity and level. At Portsmouth, undergraduate course units are in multiples of 20 credits. The largest unit allowed at all levels is 40 credits. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credits may be awarded up to a maximum of 240 credits. The credits required for an honours degree are as follows:

  • Level 4: not more than 120 credits
  • Level 5: usually 120 credits
  • Level 6: at least 120 credits
  • Total: 360 credits

20 credits represent a nominal 200 hours of study.