How are the classifications for undergraduate awards calculated?

Question:
How are the classifications for undergraduate awards calculated?
Answer:

In all cases, degree classifications are based on the raw marks achieved according to the criteria set out in the University’s Regulation and Credit Framework. Under no circumstances can any examiner or Board of Examiners allocate discretionary marks.

Once you have achieved a pass (with or without Compensation) in all the credits for your award (120 credits at each Level of Study), your final classification is calculated using your raw module marks. The final mark is rounded to the nearest integer. Please see the table below for degree classification calculations.

Degree Classification Calculations
 BA/BSc (Hons) Degree  The classification is calculated using marks from your best 100 credits at level 5 and your best 100 credits at level 6.  Level 5 accounts for 40% of your final mark and level 6 accounts for 60% of your final  mark.  
 BA/BSc (Hons) Top-up  Degree  The classification is calculated using marks from your best 100 credits at level 6.
 Foundation Degree  The award of distinction or merit will be awarded only where 100 credits or more are graded, as opposed to Pass/Fail.  For classification, an average of the marks of the best 100 credits at level 5 will be  used.

For more information on Awarding and Classifying Your Degree, see section 6 of 'Your Guide to Undergraduate Assessment and Award Processes'


Glossary terms appear in the text in italics and the full A-Z list can be found on pages 29-31 of 'Your Guide to Undergraduate Assessment and Award Processes'

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Last edited: 07/12/2017 16:51:00