Recognition of Prior Learning

In exceptional cases, candidates who do not hold a level 8 degree or equivalent may be considered for entry onto the M.Sc. programme under the exceptional entry – recognition of prior learning route.  Applications shall be accepted from individuals who have proven relevant experience but whose academic background is non-traditional.

Applicants wishing to be considered for exceptional entry are required to:

  1. Relevant work experience in Supply Chain Management or related discipline [ideally 5 years or more]
  2. Have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant management experience.
  3. Complete the ‘Exceptional Entry Form’ 
  4. Provide two references – the first an academic reference attesting to the ability of the candidate to undertake the programme and the second an employment reference.
  5. Depending on the level of academic achievement held by the learner they may be required to write a critique on a published academic paper [portfolio assessment].

Where an academic reference cannot be obtained the Director of Academic Administration and Student Affairs shall arrange an academic interview to be held with the student.   A report of the academic interview together with the completed Exceptional Entry Form shall be submitted to the Academic Council meeting for consideration.