Shaftesbury House, the precursor
to Shaftesbury University, was founded in 1890 during the reign of Queen
Victoria as an educational centre for those aspiring to the highest academic
standards of achievement.|
The Victorian era had been
a time of rapid industrial growth, and this success led to later advances
in shipbuilding, the aircraft industry, missile technology textiles and telecommunications.
Progress was predicated on a supply of highly educated, adaptable and skilful
individuals. Shaftesbury responded by mediating between stringent academic
standards on one hand and a pragmatic commitment to popular education on
Our current admissions policy continues to reflect this dual commitment.
A preliminary evaluation determines the candidates proficiency level. However,
relevant verifiable employment skills are also taken into account as part
of the admissions process. This combined approach allows for wider accessibility
by encouraging applicants to include course-relevant work experience in their
submissions. Our assessment criteria are currently approved by the European
Council for Home and Online Education . Upon registration, the University
will provide a written assessment of the candidate`s current standing and
an outline of the academic requirements for a recognized degree.
Applicants from the United
States are advised that European institutions do not issue interim transcripts.
However, the Office of Student Records will provide Americans with course
listings that functionally realise the transcript's informational role.
We invite you to contact us for further information about our admissions
procedures and about the scope of our offerings. You will surely appreciate
the flexible scheduling, free of traditional time/place constraints, that
are the hallmark of our degree programmes.
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