4.4 Conventions for the classification of modular degrees

 

1. A student’s class of honours degree shall normally be determined according to the following rules.

2. The student’s overall class of degree shall be determined by his or her cascade average over all modules contributing to the honours assessment, using the classifications in Table 1:

Table 1 – Degree Classes

I 70% and above
II(1) 60-69%
II(2) 50-59% 
III 40-49% (does not apply to students who entered Part Two of an Integrated Master’s scheme from September 2016)
PASS 35-39% (does not apply to students who entered Part Two of an Integrated Master’s scheme from September 2016)
FAIL less than 35% (less than 40% for students who entered Part Two of an Integrated Master’s before September 2016 and less than 50% for students who entered Part Two of an Integrated Master’s from September 2016)

3. In calculating the weighted average mark the following rules will apply.

4. Marks will be weighted according to the credit value of each module (i.e. 20 credit modules having twice the weighting of 10 credit modules, etc.).

5. The Band S weighting for schemes with a Sandwich Year with Integrated Year Studying Abroad will be ZERO (0). For schemes with a Sandwich Year with an Integrated Year in Industry the weighting will be determined at scheme level at either 0/0.25/05.

Three Year Schemes

6. Marks will be arranged in a ‘cascade’ according to the following rules:

Band 3: Best 80 Level Three credits, given a weighting of 3.
Band 2: Next Best 80 Level Three and Level Two credits, with a weighting of 2.
Band 1: Remainder of Level Three and Two and any Level One credits taken in Part Two, with a weighting of 1.

4 Year Schemes with 3 Years in Aberystwyth after Part One

7. Band 4: Best 90 Level M credits with a weighting of 4.
Band 3: Next Best 90 Level M and Level Three credits with a weighting of 3.
Band 2: Next Best 90 Level Three and Level Two credits with a weighting of 2.
Band 1: Remainder of Levels Three and Two and any level One credits taken in Part Two with a weighting of 1.

Year schemes with 2 years in Aberystwyth after Part One plus Sandwich Year or Year Abroad

8. Band 3: Best 80 Level Three credits, with a weighting of 3.
Band 2: Next best 80 Level Three and Level Two credits, with a weighting of 2.
Band 1: Remainder of Levels Three and Two and any Level One credits taken in Part Two, with a weighting of 1.
Band S: (120 credits) with weighting of 0/0.25/0.5.

5 Year Schemes with 3 years in Aberystwyth after Part One plus Sandwich Year (MEng)

9. Band 4: Best 90 Level M credits with a weighting of 4.
Band 3: Next best 90 Level M and Level Three credits with a weighting of 3.
Band 2: Next Best 90 Level Three and Two credits with a weighting of 2.
Band 1: Remainder of Level Three, Two and any Level One credits taken in Part Two, with a weighting of 1.
Band S: 120 credits with a weighting of 0/0.25/0.5.

10. In allocating marks to Bands, no Level Two mark may appear in a Band higher than that in which a Level Three mark appears and no Level Three mark may appear in a Band higher than that in which a Level M mark appears.