ERASMUS+ and International Exchange Programmes

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and Transcript of Records

Please note that this section is relevant to European (ERASMUS+) students.

ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each course requires in relation to the total quantity of work required to complete a full year of academic study:

  • 60 credits represent one year of study
  • 30 credits are normally given for six months (one semester of study)
  • Loughborough University's modular scheme divides an academic year's work for an undergraduate student into 120 credit units. Loughborough University has adopted ECTS principles for all its exchange activities. Requests for further information should be sent to the appropriate School/Departmental Exchange Co-ordinator.
Transcript of Records

At the end of the exchange study period a transcript is available to students from the relevant School/Department of study before, or soon after, they return to their home university. The transcript includes an explanation of how credits and grades can be transferred.