The overall aim of C21C is to "Enhance the student experience via the concentration of resources, shared development, wider access, a broader range of approaches to learning and greater consistency / equivalence across the network at the same time as increasing the sustainability of UHI's curriculum and delivery via increased co-operation in the development and delivery of a more networked curriculum."
The move to 20 credit modules is one element of the C21C framework. Some real advantages in moving from 15 to 20 credit modules for degree programmes have been identified. These advantages include:
Will what I study change?
The total amount and level of study won't change. However, your annual study will be packaged into different sized chunks.
A degree will still require 120 SCQF credits to be taken and passed per year. This will now be achieved by completing 6 x 20 credit modules per year instead of 8 x 15 credit modules per year.
Staff have taken the opportunity to update modules as appropriate. E.g. in some cases two existing modules have been brought together and revised to enable a greater depth of study, specific modules may have changed their name, become part of other modules or been removed from the UHI portfolio.
In short, you will study the same amount, to the same level but via fewer modules.