Date of release: Thursday, June 2, 2016

A new range of extended degrees is on offer at the University of Greenwich; applications are being taken now, for courses starting in September.

After a four-year programme of study, extended degree graduates will leave the university with a full Bachelor's qualification. Forty-five extended degree choices are available, spanning Business, Computing, Criminology, Education, Engineering, Health, Law, Mathematics, Multimedia, Science and Sociology.

The new courses have flexible entry criteria and are open to high-quality applicants who may lack the UCAS points, or mix of subjects, that would qualify them for direct entry onto the traditional undergraduate degree of their choice.

"For someone who has the ability, but not the qualifications, an extended degree makes a great route into university," says Dr Steve Woodhead, Director of Extended Provision.

"Perhaps your career aspirations have evolved, or you didn't live up to your potential in your exams. Or you may be an international student, who hasn't had the opportunity to study to A-level standard. Extended degrees give you a new option that may enable you to start your university life this September."

Extended degrees are identical to their three-year counterparts in that they lead to the same, high-quality qualifications: BA Hons, BSc Hons, BEng or LLB Hons. The difference is that they include a foundation year to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a degree-level course.

The University Greenwich has a strong track record in this area as it has been running extended degrees and an international foundation diploma over the last decade. Building on that success, from this autumn it will offer extended degree options on every campus.

To find out more about extended degrees see:http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/extended-degrees and to find out about applying to the University of Greenwich: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply/ug

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