|Where a undergraduate student has failed up to 20 credits, these can be compensated providing that the student has:|
Further compensation can be allowed at the discretion of the Assessment Board up to a maximum of 40 credits.
Some professionally accredited programmes may not allow compensation.
Compensation is not permitted on postgraduate taught programmes.
|Unless there is a professional requirement for the degree programme you are undertaking (e.g. LLB) you will not be allowed to be reassessed in modules which have been passed by compensation.|
An Honours degree is awarded on the basis of a weighted mean average of the marks for the best 100 credits obtained at Stage 2 and the marks for the best 100 credits at Stage 3.
The Honours Degree classification bands are as follows:
Where a result is borderline (48-49.99%, 58-59.99% or 68-69.99%), the higher classification will be awarded if sixty or more Stage 3 credits are at the higher level.
For a Masters degree students will undertake 180 credits. The classification is awarded on the basis of a weighted mean of all credits.
Where a result is borderline (58-59.99% or 68-69.99%), the higher classification will be awarded if the student's dissertation or project mark is at the higher level.
For students undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) the award will be classified as above. If a diploma or certificate (60 credits) is awarded as an interim award where the student was enrolled on a programme with an intended award of masters, this will not be classified.
To be awarded an Ordinary degree you will have passed 300 credits, with at least 60 credits at Stage 3. An Ordinary degree is not classified and is without honours.