Dorchester House, the precursor to the University of Dorchester, 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
advances in shipbuilding, the aircraft industry, missile technology textiles
and telecommunications. Progress was predicated on a supply of highly educated,
and skillful individuals.
Dorchester responded by mediating between stringent academic
standards on one hand and a pragmatic commitment to popular education on the other.
Our current admissions policy continues to reflect this dual commitment.
evaluation determines the candidates proficiency level.
However, relevant verifiable
employment skills are also taken into account as part of the admissions process.
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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