Shaftesbury hosts a wide
variety of degree programmes. Our course materials have been prepared by
instructors well versed in their respective fields. Their efforts reflect
the most up-to-date use of telematics for the benefit of the serious distance
Degree programmes take three
or four years. However, many applicant`s bring to their studies a variety
of academically relevant skills and abilities that may reduce the duration
of their undergraduate or graduate programmes. Students for example, are
encouraged to submit the maximum number of college level equivalency examinations
(such as the CLEP or ACE exams in the US or CAT in the UK ).The college also
recognises PEP ( the Placement Examination Programme ) and DANTES ( the American
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support tests ).
When an applicant`s education
is difficult to define using such formal criteria, Shaftesbury may apply
direct work related experience towards credit. This is in line with the growing
recognition that as education is relevant to employment, so is employment
relevant to education. But what should be the assessment mechanism ? This
is a difficult question - one that the academic community continues to debate.
Our assessment criteria are being continuously updated and have been deemed
acceptable by ECHOE, with whom we are affiliated.
The listing below gives an
indication of the breadth of our offerings. Not all are always available
and you are invited to contact the University to receive the latest bulletin