Sample degree-level study with our online module this summer!

Posted on: 20 April, 2020

Year 13 students left in limbo by the COVID-19 crisis are invited to study on our heavily discounted BSc Access Module this summer.

Our Year 13 BSc Access Module programme is designed to provide school leavers with an interest in the Built Environment with a unique opportunity to experience online undergraduate study.

Whether you are preparing for university or wishing to try online learning, the module is ideal for helping to facilitate the transition between A levels/Level 3 and undergraduate study.

To assist with this transition, students will be assigned a member of academic staff to support them throughout the module. Upon successful completion of the module, they would then have the option to continue their studies on one of our five BSc (Hons) degree programmes.

UCEM’s Director of Commercial and Business Development, Stephen Bartle, commented: “Like any other organisation, we have been assessing the situation with COVID-19 very closely and looking at how we can best support our students.

“Our core student base tends to be those already working in the Built Environment who are striving to reach the next level in their careers. The current unprecedented situation called for an offer for students who were expecting to be taking their A levels this summer, and who now face a gap in their studies due to the cancellation of their exams.

“As such, we decided to create the Year 13 BSc Access Module available at a fraction of the cost of our usual BSc Access Module, to allow as many students affected by the current crisis as possible an opportunity to simultaneously experience a taster of both online learning and degree-level study. I hope the module will benefit students from diverse backgrounds keen to pursue a career in the Built Environment, who will then have the opportunity to continue to a full Bachelor degree with us or a different institution in due course.”

UCEM’s BSc Access Module Leader, David Hunt, added: “The access module is an excellent gateway to UCEM’s main disciplines, whether in building control, building surveying, construction management, quantity surveying or real estate management.

“It covers relevant technical skills that will prepare students for undergraduate study and taking one initial semester will allow students to experience online study at a higher level, before committing to a full bachelor-level programme. The programme is also unique, in that it enables those who complete the module successfully to count it towards the UCEM degree qualification of their choice.”

Year 13 students have two weeks in which to apply at the special rate of £195. Head to our Year 13 BSc Access Module webpage for further details.