AWARD AND CLASSIFICATION - UNDERGRADUATE
To meet the requirements for the award of an honours degree you must achieve the following number of credits. For this purpose the
number of credits achieved in Stage 1 is included, however, modules taken in Stage 1 do not count towards the final classification.
Three year programme: 360 credits at least 210 of which must be at level 5 or above, and at least 90 of which must be at level 6 or above at Stage 3
Four year programme: 480 credits at least 330 of which must be at level 5 or above, and at least 90 of which must be at level 6 or above at Stage 3
The module pass mark is 40% for modules at Levels 4 5 and 6.
The module pass mark is 50% for modules at Level 7.Stage Weightings
The final weighted average mark for classification purposes will be determined by the application of the stage weighting to the average marks achieved for each relevant stage of the degree programme. The final weighted average mark will be used for classification.
The Stage weightings for students graduating in 2016 are as follows:Three year programmes: Stage 2 40%: Stage 3 60%
Year in Industry programmes: Stage 2 35% Stage S (Placement) 10% Stage 3 55%
Method of Classification
Undergraduate degree programmes are classified by both the average and the preponderance methods of classification with students to benefit from the better result derived from each method.
The methods of classification are explained in more detail in Section 18.104.22.168 to the Credit Framework for Taught Programmes "Conventions for Award and Classification of Qualifications" here
Stage 2Candidates are considered in accordance with the Credit Framework for Taught Programmes. A full description of the Credit Framework may be found here here
In order to proceed to the next Stage of the degree programme candidates must achieve 120 credits at Stage 2. There are two results at Stage 2: Proceed which means that all credits for Stage 2 have been achieved and you can proceed to the next Stage of the programme, or Fail . Candidates who fail may be required to repeat and/or resit modules.
Stage 1There are three passing grades at Stage 1: Pass, Merit and Distinction.
PASS: Awarded to students who obtain 120 credits
MERIT: Awarded to students who obtain 120 credits together with an overall (eight module) average mark of between 60-69.9%
DISTINCTION Awarded to students who obtain 120 credits together with an overall (eight module) average mark of at least 70%
The average mark is calculated over 120 credits. Candidates who do not achieve 120 credits will be classified as fail and may be required to repeat and/or resit modules.