4.3 Integrated Master’s Degrees: Rules for Progression

1. Please note that these requirements also apply to anyone wishing to transfer onto an Integrated Master’s Scheme, e.g. from a BEng to MEng.

Part One – students who entered Part One BEFORE September 2018

2. Students will pass Part One if they satisfy both 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%.

3. 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.

4. 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 One – students who entered Part One FROM September 2018

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

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

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

6. Part One students are normally allowed up to three resit opportunities.

7. Students who have failed 80 credits or fewer will be required to take the next resit opportunity for all assessments in the summer resit assessment period in August.

8. Students are allowed to be assessed on a maximum of 80 credits in the summer resit period in August. Students who have failed more than 80 credits are not allowed to take any resits in August, and will be required to repeat the year.

Part Two (Years Two and above) – Students who entered Part Two FROM September 2013 and BEFORE September 2016

9. 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).

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

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

12. 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). 

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

14. Students will be required to achieve an overall average of 55% to progress beyond the second year. Students failing to achieve this minimum requirement will be required to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree.

15. 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.

Students who entered Part Two of an Integrated Master’s Scheme IN September 2016 ONLY

16. The module pass mark at Level Two and Level Three is 40%.  The module pass mark at Level M is 50%.

17. Students may fail no more than 20 credits across Level Two and Level Three, and fail no more than 20 credits at Level M, which contribute to the final award classification (excluding level ‘S’ modules, i.e. marks gained from a Sandwich/Intercalary year).

18. Students will be required to achieve an overall average of 55% in the second year in order to progress to the third year. Students must pass a minimum of 100 credits in the second year to progress to the third year. Students failing to achieve this minimum requirement will be required to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree. Students must pass the second year to be allowed to progress to an industrial year.

19. Students are normally allowed only one opportunity to resit failed modules at Level Two and Three for the bare pass mark of 40%. Students are normally allowed only one opportunity to resit failed modules at Level M for the bare pass mark of 50%. 

20. 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). 

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

22. To progress from the third year of study, students must pass a minimum of 220 credits taken in years 2 and 3.

23. 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.

Students who entered Part Two of an Integrated Master’s Scheme FROM September 2017 and BEFORE September 2019

24. The module pass mark at Level Two and Level Three is 40%.  The module pass mark at Level M is 50%.

25. Students may fail no more than 20 credits across Level Two and Level Three, and fail no more than 20 credits at Level M, which contribute to the final award classification (excluding level ‘S’ modules, i.e. marks gained from a Sandwich/Intercalary year).

26. Students will be required to achieve an overall average of 55% in the second year in order to progress to the third year. Students must pass a minimum of 100 credits in the second year to progress to the third year. Students failing to achieve this minimum requirement will be required to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree. Students must pass the second year to be allowed to progress to an industrial year.

27. Students are normally allowed only TWO opportunities to resit failed modules (with an F indicator) at Level Two and Three for the bare pass mark of 40%. Students are normally allowed only TWO opportunities to resit failed modules at Level M for the bare pass mark of 50%. These resits should be taken 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).

28. 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 the Summer resit assessment period in August or in the semester the module is being or had previously been taught.

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

30. To progress from the third year of study, students must pass a minimum of 220 credits taken in years 2 and 3.

31. 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.

Students who entered Part Two of an Integrated Master’s Scheme FROM September 2019

32. The module pass mark at Level Two and Level Three is 40%.  The module pass mark at Level M is 50%.

33. Students may fail no more than 20 credits across Level Two and Level Three, and fail no more than 20 credits at Level M, which contribute to the final award classification (excluding level ‘S’ modules, i.e. marks gained from a Sandwich/Intercalary year).

34. Students will be required to achieve an overall average of 55% in the second year in order to progress to the third year. Students must pass a minimum of 100 credits in the second year to progress to the third year. Students failing to achieve this minimum requirement will be required to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree. Students must pass the second year to be allowed to progress to an industrial year.

35. Students are normally allowed only TWO opportunities to resit failed modules (with an F indicator) at Level Two and Three for the bare pass mark of 40%. Students who have failed 80 credits or fewer will be required to take the first resit opportunity for all assessments in the summer resit assessment period in August. The second resit opportunity for any failed modules must take place during the following session, in the semester the module is being, or had previously, been taught.

36. Students who have failed more than 80 credits will be required to repeat the year.

37. Students are normally allowed only TWO opportunities to resit failed modules at Level M for the bare pass mark of 50%. Students who have failed 80 credits or fewer will be required to take the first resit opportunity for all assessments in the summer resit assessment period in August. The second resit opportunity for any failed modules must take place during the following session, in the semester the module is being, or had previously, been taught.

38. Students are normally allowed only ONE opportunity to resit modules for a full mark (with an H indicator) where special circumstances MUST have been considered and approved by the University. This would be during the summer resit assessment period in August if the total number of credits is 80 credits or less, or by repeating the year.

39. Students are allowed to be assessed on a maximum of 80 credits in the August resit period. Students who have failed more than 80 credits are not allowed to take any resits in August, and must repeat the year.

40. To progress from the third year of study, students must pass a minimum of 220 credits taken in years 2 and 3.

41. 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.

The award of a Bachelor’s degree to students on Integrated Master’s schemes

42. The award of a Bachelor’s degree to students who have accumulated 360 credits with 120 credits at Levels One, Two and Three, but who are unable to proceed further with the scheme, or fail to accumulate a further 120 credits at Level M or qualify for the Integrated Master’s may, on the recommendation of the Examining Board, be awarded a Bachelor’s degree at the Honours or Pass level, as appropriate, subject to satisfying the requirements for that scheme. This award will be classified using the Bachelor’s degree conventions, i.e. including all second and third year modules in the Cascade, and discounting Level M modules. Students must satisfy all learning outcomes for the Bachelor’s scheme.