4.2 Bachelor’s Degree: Rules for Progression

 

Part One

1. Students will pass Part One if they satisfy both of the following conditions in their Part One module assessments:

(i) passes at 40% or more in 100 credits’ worth of modules

and

(ii) an overall weighted average of at least 40%.

2. Part One students are normally allowed up to three resit opportunities. However, students must have passed at least 60 credits to be allowed to take assessments in August. If they have fewer than 60 passed credits they will be required to repeat their first year.

3. Students will not be allowed to enter Part Two until they have satisfied all the above conditions (i.e. they will not be allowed to retake failed Part One modules while studying in Part Two).

Part Two (Years Two and above) – Students who entered Part Two BEFORE September 2013

4. To complete each year of Part Two successfully, including the final year, and to gain 120 credits towards the degree students must obtain passes at 40% or above in at least 60 credits' worth of modules each year BUT NOTE the maximum number of credits they may fail and still qualify for a degree set out in 2 below.

NOTE: Students cannot resit modules they have passed in Part Two. These must remain on the record, even if they wish to change degree schemes.

5. Final year

To qualify for a degree under University Regulations students must satisfy the three following criteria:

(i) passes in at least three quarters (75%) of the credits counting towards the degree (i.e. 180 out of 240 credits for 3 year schemes or 270 out of 360 for 4 year schemes), excluding credits obtained during a Sandwich Year or Year Abroad.

and

(ii) passes in at least two thirds (66.7%) of the credits taken at the level of award, as follows:

Bachelor’s Degrees

Level Three
Credits Taken
Minimum Level Three
Credits to be passed
 240  180
 230  170
 220  160
 210  150
 200  140
 190  130
 180  120
 170  115
 160  110
 150  100
 140  95
 130  90
 120  80

 

and

(iii) in order to obtain honours students must also pass any modules defined as 'must pass'.

Part Two (Years Two and above) – Students who entered Part Two FROM September 2013 and BEFORE September 2017

6. Students may fail no more than 20 credits which contribute to the final award classification (excluding level ‘S’ modules, i.e. marks gained from a Sandwich/Intercalary year).

7. To progress from one year of study to the next students must pass a minimum of 100 credits;

8. Students are normally allowed only one opportunity to resit failed modules for the bare pass mark of 40% at the next available opportunity.

9. Resit opportunities for the bare pass mark must be taken during the Summer resit assessment period in August or in the semester the module is being or had previously been taught. Students are normally allowed only ONE opportunity to resit modules for a full mark at the next available opportunity, where special circumstances MUST have been considered and approved by the University, (i.e. during the Summer resit assessment period in August or in the semester the module is being or had previously been taught). This paragraph has been added to the 2017/18 version of the AQH to provide clarification of the way in which this regulation operates for all students.

10. Students are allowed to be assessed on a maximum of 60 credits in the Summer resit assessment period in August. Students who have passed fewer than 60 credits are permitted to undertake assessments but only up to the 60 credit maximum.

11. Students who have qualified for their degree will not be able to take any remaining F resit opportunities. Students who have not yet qualified may take any remaining resit opportunities to enable them to achieve the required standard.

Part Two (Year Two and above) – Students who entered Part Two FROM September 2017

12. Students may fail no more than 20 credits which contribute to the final award classification (excluding level ‘S’ modules, i.e. marks gained from a Sandwich/Intercalary year).

13. To progress from one year of study to the next students must pass a minimum of 100 credits;

14. Students are normally allowed only TWO opportunities to resit failed modules (with an F indicator) for the bare pass mark of 40% at the next available opportunity (i.e. during the Summer resit assessment period in August or in the semester the module is being, or had previously, been taught).

15. Students are normally allowed only ONE opportunity to resit modules for a full mark (with an H indicator) at the next available opportunity, where special circumstances MUST have been considered and approved by the University, (i.e. during Summer resit assessment period in August or in the semester the module is being, or had previously, been taught).

16. Students are allowed to be assessed on a maximum of 60 credits in the Summer resit assessment period in August. Students who have passed fewer than 60 credits are permitted to undertake assessments but only up to the 60 credit maximum.

17. Students who have qualified for their degree will not be able to take any remaining F resit opportunities. Students who have not yet qualified may take any remaining resit opportunities to enable them to achieve the required standard.