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BESS Regulations

Details regarding important BESS regulations are outlined below and in the BESS Handbook. For details regarding general College Regulations please see the College Calendar.

Degree Path/Module Choices

BESS is a programme which offers a choice of up to ten degree paths. It is very important that students are aware of the regulations in relation to modules choices and degree path.

Within these degree paths the BESS programme also offers a range of module choices for students in order for them to attain their 60 ECTS. Once students have selected their degree path in the SF year they do not have the option to change degree paths. In some circumstances through strategic module choice selection there can be two degree paths open to students.

Once the decision has been finalised in JS based on their module choices there is no further ability to change. The reason for this is that each degree path requires the student to take required modules to fulfil the requirements of that degree. BESS does offer a lot of choice within modules each year but unfortunately it is not possible to gain a degree without the required modules. In some cases student can opt to repeat the year (remember the fee issue though) if they really wish to change their degree path.

Transfers into BESS

Due to the popularity of the BESS programme it is very hard to transfer into BESS. The programme is normally oversubscribed so that space is not available for transfer students. For information regulations governing transfers are available on the following links: